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Automated fabrication of hybrid thermoplastic prepreg material to be processed by In-Situ Consolidation Automated Fiber Placement process

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Vincenzo Iannone, Marco Barile, & Leonardo Lecce. (2018). Automated fabrication of hybrid thermoplastic prepreg material to be processed by In-Situ Consolidation Automated Fiber Placement process. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference of Engineering Against Failure (ICEAF-V 2018). http://doi.org/10.1051/matecconf/201818801024

ABSTRACT

This work deals with the fabrication of an innovative hybrid thermoplastic prepreg by continuous hot forming process. The material, suitable also for Automated Fiber Placement process, is produced through a consolidation of commercial PEEK-Carbon Fiber prepreg sandwiched between two amorphous PEI films. Consolidation is performed by a purpose-designed automated prototype equipment operating on defined pressure and thermal cycles. Then preliminary tests on first trials produced were carried out. These activities have been developed in the frame of the NHYTE project, a Research and Innovation Action funded by the European Union's H2020 framework programme, under Grant Agreement No 723309 NOVOTECH acting as Coordinator presents this paper on behalf of all Partners of the project. The proof of NHYTE project concept is the manufacturing of a fastener free and high performing fuselage portion demonstrator.  

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Life cycle assessment and cost analysis evaluation of a helicopter's canopy production using different manufacturing processes.

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Andreas Loukopoulos, Christos Katsiropoulos, & Spiros Pantelakis. (2018). Life cycle assessment and cost analysis evaluation of a helicopter's canopy production using different manufacturing processes. http://doi.org/10.1051/matecconf/201818801020

ABSTRACT

In the present work, Life Cycle analysis (LCA) and Life cycle costing (LCC) models were developed in order to quantify the environmental footprint and cost and thus compare different manufacturing scenarios associated with the production of aeronautical structural components. To validate the models developed, they were implemented for the case of a helicopter's canopy processed by two techniques commonly used in aeronautics, namely the autoclave and the Resin Transfer moulding (RTM). The canopy was assumed to be made of a carbon fiber reinforced thermosetting material. Using the models developed the expected environmental and cost benefits by involving the RTM technique have been quantified.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 723309.