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In-Situ Monitoring of Production of Very Large Composite Structures using Tool Embedded Capacitors
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In-Situ Monitoring of Production of Very Large Composite Structures using Tool Embedded Capacitors

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Name:

Galatée Levadoux

University:

University of Nottingham

Research Title:

In-Situ Monitoring of Production of Very Large Composite Structures using Tool Embedded Capacitors

Abstract:

The objective of this PhD is to develop a new dielectric cure monitoring tooling system for very large composite structures (such as wind turbine blades) in the form of a sensor network to ensure the quality of manufacture.

 

In parallel, a simulation method for designing and interpreting the large-area dielectric cure monitoring sensor network is to be built to simulate large-area dielectric cure monitoring of large thermoset composite structures.

 

To achieve this aim, a network of parallel wires that act as a large-area dielectric cure monitoring network will be developed and a tool representing typical part geometry (3D curvature, materials) and incorporating this dielectric network will be built to validate the models with experimental data.

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