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Publication - Dr Byung Chul Kim

    Material Selection for Automated Dry Fibre Placement using the Analytical Hierarchy Process

    Citation

    Veldenz, L, Potter, K, Kim, BC, Di Francesco, M & Giddings, P, 2019, ‘Material Selection for Automated Dry Fibre Placement using the Analytical Hierarchy Process’. Advanced Manufacturing: Polymer and Composites Science, vol 4., pp. 83-96

    Abstract

    Dry Fibre tapes have become an alternative to pre-impregnated tapes for Automated Fibre Placement. However, their industrial adoption is inhibited by high upfront research and development cost. To reduce the cost of material selection as part of such an investment, this work presents the application of the Analytical Hierarchy Process to material selection with a focus on material
    processability and manufacturing quality. The selection is based on procurement, material and its performance throughout the manufacturing process, and some laminate quality indicators. Criteria and sub-criteria were identified and implemented into the Analytical Hierarchy Process. This established decision making tool was compared to a more efficient derivative using the Chain of Interaction method. Two materials, including the selected material, were used to manufacture a small scale L-section composite component. This demonstrates that the proposed material selection method predicted the more preferable
    material for manufacturing quality when applied to a complex geometry.

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