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Athanasios Pouchias

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Wed, 08 January, 2020

Student Name

Athanasios Pouchias

Research Title

Flow monitoring system development for the liquid resin infusion process

Keywords

Dielectric Sensors; Composite Materials; Resin Flow; Process Monitoring

Sponsor

TWI

Affiliated University

Loughborough University

Supervisors

Dr. Jasmin Stein (TWI Ltd.), Dr Paul R Cunningham (Loughborough University)

Start Date

April 2016

Project Outline

This PhD is aligned with the Clean Sky 2 project: Simulation tool development for a composite manufacturing process, default prediction integrated into a quality control system (SimCoDeQ) under Grant agreement No. 686493. This research project integrates three approaches to provide a simulation tool combining predictive modelling, variability propagation and process monitoring. Primarily, the aim is to enhance the understanding of resin flow and cure kinetics during the resin transfer moulding process to improve predictive models. The overall concept addresses the development of a stochastic simulation tool, which will be implemented on a pilot resin transfer moulding (RTM) line, where evaluation and non-destructive testing (NDT) demonstration runs will take place. The approach that was followed and is related to the PhD work is the development of an online resin flow monitoring system.

Publications

Pouchias, A.; Cunningham, P.R.; Stein, J.; Kazilas, M. Development of a Flexible Dielectric Sensor for Flow Monitoring of the Liquid Resin Infusion Process. Sensors 2019, 19, 5292. https://doi.org/10.3390/s19235292