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One Piece AFP Spar Manufacture
ISSN: 1946-3855, e-ISSN: 1946-3901
Published October 18, 2011 by SAE International in United States
Citation: Rudberg, T., Purvis, A., Faubion, G., and Nancarrow, J., "One Piece AFP Spar Manufacture," SAE Int. J. Aerosp. 4(2):965-972, 2011, https://doi.org/10.4271/2011-01-2592.
Manufacturing C cross-sectional components with high aspect ratios out of carbon fiber reinforced composites is desirable by the aircraft industry. Modular AFP heads with short, fixed tow path have the fundamental performance characteristics required to successfully and productively automate the production of these part families. Aircraft parts in this family include wing spars, stringers, and fuselage frames.