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MODULAR CONVERSION TOOL FOR GENERATING FIBER PLACEMENT CODE FROM OPTIMIZED FIBER

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Title: MODULAR CONVERSION TOOL FOR GENERATING FIBER PLACEMENT CODE FROM OPTIMIZED FIBER STEERING PATH  

 

Abstract:  A highly customizable conversion tool was implemented in a modular tool chain to generate complete machine code from an optimized fiber input. The optimization tool generates a generic series of fiber paths optimized for specific loadings. The generic output enables the use of the optimization tool in a modular tool chain. Our tool converts the optimized, discrete fiber paths into NC machine code for final fiber placement. The fiber paths of a particular design have been optimized for loading conditions, and a set of machine parameters for a specific fiber steering platform are known, including minimum radius of curvature, heater settings, roll-in and roll-out lengths, etc. Our tool treats the discrete points along the fiber paths as nodes in a doubly linked nodal network, such that each node contains information about the points’ positions, along with the specific machine parameters to update at the node. Our tool also includes a highly customizable list of machine parameters for the NC code generation.  

 

Authors: Joshua A. Halbritter, Alexander W. Tuk, Ramy Harik, Michel V. Tooren, Wydo van de Waerdt 

 

Conference: CAMX 2017 –Orlando

 

SKU/Code: TP17-0119

 

Pages: 10


 

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