Global process simulation model for the laser assisted tape winding


Sept. 2016- Sept.2020


University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Chair of Production Technology
P.0. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
the Netherlands
Room: N204 , Horstring
Phone: +31 53 489 5433


This project is a part of EU funded Horizon 2020 project “ambliFibre” which consists of various international partners.


The physical phenomena playing a role in the fast inline local process control algorithm should be modelled for the product as a whole. In this way an integral global process model will be developed for virtual processing, including not only the kinematics of the process as in existing winding software, but also the optical and thermal phenomena. This information can be used to determine the processability and process settings up front, preventing time and material intensive prototyping on a trial-and-error base.


  • To develop process control strategies for maximum interface strength and maximum contact area
  • To develop a global 3D process model for off line process optimization purposes
  • To determine the material parameters (optical, rheological, thermal, …) required for process modelling
  • To validate the model results with dedicated experiments

Current work

The geometric model for the ray tracing analysis will be developed first. The thermal model will be developed next. The global process model is very suited to analysis the temperature development at all tape interfaces, which can be used to simulate the interface strength development during the process. A reputation model will be implemented to this end, which can subsequently be used to optimize the process settings for maximum interface strength. Finally, The demonstration of the process will serve as an input to validate the global model.