WIT Press


Online Laser Curing With Preheating Of Thermoset Composites In Filament Winding

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HT020421

Volume

35

Pages

13

Published

2002

Size

574 kb

Author(s)

D Y S Lou

Abstract

In filament winding of thermoset composite structures, the curing process can be accomplished during the winding process. In this paper, a three-dimensional thermal model in cylindrical coordinate to simulate the online thermal process of curing with preheating the fiberwound composite is presented. The temperature and degree of cure profiles at the various locations within a tow calculated form the thermal model are given and discussed. Improvement to cure uniformity is obtained over previous results from models without preheating.

Keywords