A combined optical and thermal model for the laser assisted tape placement process is presented. The optical model adopts a ray tracing procedure, based on the Fresnel equations, to predict the incident heat flux on the tape and substrate near the nip-point. The heat flux distribution is subsequently used in a one-dimensional thermal model to predict the temperature distribution in the tape and substrate. The results demonstrate that for small incident laser angles a part of the laser light is reflected at the surface, which significantly influences the temperature distribution in the nip-point. The presented model allows, with a weld strength and consolidation model, optimization of the processing parameters.
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||14th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2010 - Budapest, Hungary|
Duration: 7 Jun 2010 → 10 Jun 2010
Conference number: 14
|Conference||14th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2010|
|Period||7/06/10 → 10/06/10|
Grouve, W. J. B., Warnet, L., & Akkerman, R. (2010). Towards a process simulation tool for the laseer assisted tape placement process. Paper presented at 14th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2010, Budapest, Hungary.