Uniform processing of V-shaped and tri-planar composite parts using microwaves

Y. Qiu, M. Hawley

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    Abstract

    Uniform processing of V-shaped and tri-planar graphite/epoxy composite parts has been achieved in a single mode cavity using variable frequency microwave energy. A computer process control system was used to achieve uniform heating and stable curing temperature. The control parameters were microwave frequency and power. The control algorithm was mainly composed of two parts: intelligent mode selection for uniform heating, and power control for constant curing temperature. Experimental results were composed between single mode heating, mode sweeping heating, and intelligent mode switching heating. The comparison showed significant improvement of temperature uniformity using the intelligent mode switching technique.

    LanguageEnglish (US)
    Pages1062-1078
    Number of pages17
    JournalJournal of Composite Materials
    Volume35
    Issue number12
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2001

    Profile

    Microwaves
    Heating
    Composite materials
    Processing
    Temperature
    Microwave frequencies
    Curing
    Graphite epoxy composites
    Power control
    Process control
    Control systems

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Ceramics and Composites

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    Uniform processing of V-shaped and tri-planar composite parts using microwaves. / Qiu, Y.; Hawley, M.

    In: Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 35, No. 12, 2001, p. 1062-1078.

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