Fiber placement is a modern method of constructing composite structures with complex curved surfaces. Modeling individual tows in a fiber placed part constitutes the challenge addressed by methods presented in this paper. One method is presented to approximate offset curves on a free form surface using the geometric constraints of the fiber placement process. A second method is presented to approximate a curve on a free form surface that can be used to generate a laminate family ply. We demonstrate that these approximation methods are sufficient for the accuracy of the fiber placement machine.
Approximate Geometric Methods in Application to the Modeling of Fiber Placed Composite Structures
Contributed by the Computer-Aided Product Development (CAPD) Committee for publication in the JOURNAL OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING. Manuscript received March 2004; revised June 2004. Associate Editor: D. Rosen.
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Schueler, K., Miller, J., and Hale, R. (September 7, 2004). "Approximate Geometric Methods in Application to the Modeling of Fiber Placed Composite Structures ." ASME. J. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng. September 2004; 4(3): 251–256. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1736685
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