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A Minimalist Sensor System for Mold Filling



S R. Kueh, S G. Advani, Richard~undefined~undefined~undefined~undefined~undefined Parnas


Reliable mold filling remains the most critical issue in the commercial application of liquid composite molding. Many techniques of observing the flow are either cumbersome or too invasive for routine service. Combining the sensor output from a single, evanescent wave optical fiber sensor with flow simulation results can provide discrimination between normal mold filling behavior and a variety of flow disturbances. The fiber sensor is operated in evanscent wave mode to provide a lineal signal rather than a point signal, and the flow simulation model is used to design the optimal sensor trajectory through the part.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-12
Conference Dates
July 5-9, 1999
Conference Location
Paris, 1, FR
Conference Title
International Conference on Composites Engineering


liquid composite molding, mold filling, optical fiber sensor, optical placement, stochastic design


Kueh, S. , Advani, S. and Parnas, R. (2021), A Minimalist Sensor System for Mold Filling, Proceedings of the International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-12, Paris, 1, FR (Accessed June 19, 2024)


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