Mathematical Modelling of Fibre Winding Process for Composite Frames

  • Michal Petru
  • Jaroslav Mlynek
  • Tomas Martinec
  • Jozef Broncek
Keywords: mathematical modelling, composite frame, winding fibre processing, robot technology

Abstract

This article describes the authors´ own mathematical modelling designed for the production process of a new type of low-weight composite frame. The used real technology is based on the winding of carbon or glass filament rovings around a polyurethane core which is a frame with a circular cross section (this type of composites is used, for example, to reinforce the doors and windows of airplanes). The core is attached to the end-effector of the robot (robot-end-effector) and successively passes through the fibre-processing head during the winding process. Quality production depends primarily on the correct winding of fibres around the polyurethane core. It is especially needed to ensure the correct angles of the fibre winding around the polyurethane core and the homogeneity of individual winding layers. The numerical model described in Euclidean space E3 of the manufacturing process is used when the fibre-processing frame is passing through the fibre-processing head. We use the described mathematical model and matrix calculus to enumerate the trajectory of the robot-end-effector to determine the desired passage of the core through the fibre-processing head. The calculated sequence of “tool-centre-point” values of the robot allows us to define the desired trajectory of the robot-end-effector and, thereby, the passage of the frame through the fibre-processing head. The calculation of the trajectory was programmed in the Delphi development environment. A practical example is analysed in the article.

Author Biographies

Michal Petru

The Institute for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technologies and Innovation, Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic

Jaroslav Mlynek

Department of Mathematics and Didactics of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education, Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic

Tomas Martinec

The Institute for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technologies and Innovation, Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic

Jozef Broncek

Department of Design and Mechanical Elements, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Zilina, Slovakia

Published
2016-11-30
How to Cite
Petru, M., Mlynek, J., Martinec, T., & Broncek, J. (2016). Mathematical Modelling of Fibre Winding Process for Composite Frames. Communications - Scientific Letters of the University of Zilina, 18(4), 103-111. Retrieved from http://komunikacie.uniza.sk/index.php/communications/article/view/296
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