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Enabling Composite Optimization through Soft Computing of Manufacturing Restrictions and Costs via a Narrow Artificial Intelligence

Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, Claude-Dornier-Strasse, 88090 Immenstaad, Germany
Current address: Weildorfer Hardt 14, 88682 Salem, Germany.
J. Compos. Sci. 2018, 2(4), 70; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcs2040070
Received: 2 December 2018 / Revised: 12 December 2018 / Accepted: 12 December 2018 / Published: 15 December 2018
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Abstract

In industry, manufacturing has a huge imprint on structural design; which particularly holds for composites. This is caused by complex interaction of geometry, process parameters and material quantities e.g., fiber orientation. This interaction yields a wide variety of feasible designs, which severely differ in costs and structural performance, measured in mass, stiffness and strength. In order to cope most effectively with this complexity, this paper discusses a weak artificial intelligence, emulating human expertise on composite manufacturing. This approach is extended such that the used knowledge-based system is capable of providing a reason for having determined a certain level of manufacturing effort. Moreover, this extension also provides advice pointing into the direction of optimal improvement. These novelties may be used during designing, optimization and post-processing. These three cases are herein discussed by applying it onto an automotive structure. View Full-Text
Keywords: composite analysis; structural design optimization; soft computing; braiding process; preform optimization; modeling manufacturing restrictions; quantifying production effort; knowledge-based system; narrow artificial intelligence composite analysis; structural design optimization; soft computing; braiding process; preform optimization; modeling manufacturing restrictions; quantifying production effort; knowledge-based system; narrow artificial intelligence
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