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Real-time Optimization of Cure Process of Thick FRP Plates

G. Suka, K. Deguchi, T. Kosaka, K. Kusukawa


In the manufacture of large and complex-shaped FRP structuers, the temperature distribution overall the product may become nonuniform and then the uneven distiribution of degree-of-cure is generated. Since this unevenness influences on the quality of FRP products and requires, a lage number of manufacturing trials are necessary to explore optimum molding conditions. The trail-and-error method is one of factors increasing the manufacturing cost of FRP. Therefore, a more efficient method to obtain the optimum molding condition is required.


Optimization, Cure process, Real-time process optimization, Degree of cure, Fresnel-based sensors.Text

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