A review of radiative heating in automated layup and its modeling

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Automated layup processes are highly suitable for an efficient production of carbon fiber reinforced parts, especially for aerospace applications. Heat input by means of radiative heating offers advantages for these processes and is well established in different forms. The presented work reviews sthe modelling of radiative heatin in automated layup, covering thermoset and thermoplastic materials. Laser and infrared heat sources are studied with their characteristics, similarities and differences, as well as optical interaction with the material. Numerical modelling of the heat transfer is presented with an emphasis on implementation of radiative heating.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-125
Number of pages35
JournalZeitschrift Kunststofftechnik = Journal of plastics technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017

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Scopus 85024489513
ORCID /0000-0003-2834-8933/work/142238293