Laser aided curing of a GnP/epoxy nanocomposite optimised by multi-scale finite element analysis

Asimina Manta, Constantinos Soutis, Matthieu Gresil

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Abstract

In this work, the possibility of laser aided curing of GnP/epoxy
nanocomposites is explored by means of finite element analysis. A multiscale
and multi-physics analysis is performed to identify and optimise
critical manufacturing parameters –laser speed and power. The proposed
model is parametrically studied and its results are thoroughly discussed
in terms of polymerisation degree and temperature field depth. Finally,
the laser scanning of a specimen was conducted and the polymerisation performance was recorded.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMaterial Design and Processing Communications
Early online date15 Jan 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2019

Keywords

  • Finite element analysis
  • Multiscale models
  • Laser in manufacturing
  • Advanced composites
  • Nanostructures

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