Numerical modeling of laser assisted tape winding process

Amin Zaami, Ismet Baran, Remko Akkerman

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    Laser assisted tape winding (LATW) has become more and more popular way of producing new thermoplastic products such as ultra-deep sea water riser, gas tanks, structural parts for aerospace applications. Predicting the temperature in LATW has been a source of great interest since the temperature at nip-point plays a key role for mechanical interface performance. Modeling the LATW process includes several challenges such as the interaction of optics and heat transfer. In the current study, numerical modeling of the optical behavior of laser radiation on circular surfaces is investigated based on a ray tracing and non-specular reflection model. The non-specular reflection is implemented considering the anisotropic reflective behavior of the fiber-reinforced thermoplastic tape using a bidirectional reflectance distribution function (BRDF). The proposed model in the present paper includes a three-dimensional circular geometry, in which the effects of reflection from different ranges of the circular surface as well as effect of process parameters on temperature distribution are studied. The heat transfer model is constructed using a fully implicit method. The effect of process parameters on the nip-point temperature is examined. Furthermore, several laser distributions including Gaussian and linear are examined which has not been considered in literature up to now.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming
    Subtitle of host publicationESAFORM 2017
    PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
    ISBN (Print)978-0-7354-1580-5
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017
    Event20th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming - City University Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
    Duration: 26 Apr 201728 Apr 2017
    Conference number: 20

    Publication series

    NameAIP Conference Proceedings
    ISSN (Print)0094-243X
    ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


    Conference20th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming
    Abbreviated titleESAFORM 2017
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