In this paper a methodology is discussed concerning the measurement of yarn's angle of a reinforced polypropylene matrix used in the production of automotive components. The measurement method is based on a vision system and advanced processing of images in order to evaluate the geometrical parameters of interest; the accuracy of measurement is a mandatory requirement, in order to assess the simulation approach for thermoplastic process optimization. Many aspects influencing the whole accuracy of the method have been identified and their effect evaluated, of both geometrical and optical type, allowing to perform angle measurements of the fiber angle with a whole accuracy in the order of a few degrees. By this way both local and extended defects can be identified in a reliable way also with reference to components of complex geometry. According to these results, accurate measurements of angle allows us to both validate the simulation of the thermoplastic process and to give suggestions for process improvement of fiber glass components of complex geometry.

Vision based quality control of composite components: Considerations about measurement accuracy

D'Emilia G.;Natale E.;
2021

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In this paper a methodology is discussed concerning the measurement of yarn's angle of a reinforced polypropylene matrix used in the production of automotive components. The measurement method is based on a vision system and advanced processing of images in order to evaluate the geometrical parameters of interest; the accuracy of measurement is a mandatory requirement, in order to assess the simulation approach for thermoplastic process optimization. Many aspects influencing the whole accuracy of the method have been identified and their effect evaluated, of both geometrical and optical type, allowing to perform angle measurements of the fiber angle with a whole accuracy in the order of a few degrees. By this way both local and extended defects can be identified in a reliable way also with reference to components of complex geometry. According to these results, accurate measurements of angle allows us to both validate the simulation of the thermoplastic process and to give suggestions for process improvement of fiber glass components of complex geometry.
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