An identification and control strategy for a liquid composite molding process

J. M. Berg, V. R. Voller

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Abstract

Liquid Composite Molding (LCM) is a manufacturing process that involves the injection of resin into a mold containing fiber preform and the subsequent curing. Control of the resin injection is an obvious way to increase process performance. Variability in the properties of the fibers makes open-loop approaches problematic. This paper presents a controller for a 1-D analog of the LCM process. The purpose is to demonstrate that a straightforward estimation and control scheme can abapt to unmodelled variations in the properties of the mold, and enforce a prescribed filling behavior. The scheme is applied to a simulation of an LCM process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-218
Number of pages12
JournalApplied Mathematical Modelling
Volume22
Issue number4-5 /5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

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