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Authors: Richard A. Larson, Mohammad N. Saquib, Jiang Li, Anthony J. Favaloro, Drew E. Sommer, Benjamin R. Denos, R. Byron Pipes, Sergey G. Kravchenko, Oleksandr G. Kravchenko

DOI: 10.33599/nasampe/s.23.0197

Abstract: This study aims to evaluate the ability of artificial intelligence tools to reconstruct local fiber orientation distribution (FOD) in a geometrically complex 3D prepreg platelet molded composite (PPMC) part. A deep convolutional neural network (DCNN) architecture was employed to accurately predict FOD in the entirety of molded pin bracket using thermally induced strain on the surface of the component. The developed DCNN model was trained using thousands of synthetic finite element morphologies of PPMC plates. The training data included PPMC plates with various degrees of alignment. The U-Net was able to accurately and rapidly predict FOD in the simulated PPMC plates and then was deployed to predict FOD in 3D molded component. The proposed methodology can make predictions of the spatially varying FOD in geometrically complex parts and can be used as a part of non-destructive inspection process to detect molded components with erroneous fiber orientation.

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Conference: SAMPE 2023

Publication Date: 2023/04/17

SKU: TP23-0000000197

Pages: 15

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