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SEMINAR:Emerging Role of Process Models and Simulations...14-12-2020

Speaker: Suresh Advani

Title: Emerging Role of Process Models and Simulations in Composites Manufacturing

Date/Time: 16  December 2020/ 17:00 - 18:00 

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Abstract: This talk will highlight the ever-increasing benefits of process modeling in Composite Manufacturing processes. First, the use of the science base approach of materials processing, which integrates material parameters with transport phenomena at various scales during manufacturing to create multi-physics models will be discussed. Next the importance of implementing these models in fast and open architecture simulations that can be seamlessly interfaced with optimization, functional design and process control tools to improve the yield of the process despite the variability in the incoming materials and process parameters will be demonstrated. The use of such simulations in transportation, wind and energy storage applications will be presented. Automation can be introduced with tailored equipment designs that rely on sensors and simulations interfaced with actuators to address variability and disturbances in the process. Examples where this has been demonstrated on a laboratory scale will be presented for Liquid Molding processes such as Resin Transfer Molding, Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Molding and Compression Resin Transfer Molding. This approach naturally lends itself to Digital Twins and Industry 4.0 Manufacturing..

Bio:  Suresh G. Advani is the George W. Laird Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Director, Center for Composite Materials at the University of Delaware. He also has Courtesy appointments of Distinguished Professor at Ecole Centrale de Nantes in France and Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai in India. He received his B. Tech degree from IITb in 1982 and Ph. D from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1987. His research interests are in modeling rheology; fluid mechanics and heat transfer as applied to composite processing and alternate energy sources such as fuel cells and hydrogen storage. Advani has graduated over 100 Ph.D. and Masters students and published over 350 journal papers and delivered over 150 invited lectures. He is the lead author of a text on Process Modeling in Composite Manufacturing Processes and Simulation Software for Liquid Molding called LIMS. Professor Advani is a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers and is the North American Editor for the journal Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing. Professor Advani recently received the Outstanding Researcher Award from American Society of Composites and Educator of the year award from Society of Plastic Engineers. He also served as the Chair of Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Delaware from 2012 to 2017..