Design and development of Control and Instrumentation system for Aerospace class autoclave.

Kamalakannan, GM (2013) Design and development of Control and Instrumentation system for Aerospace class autoclave. In: International Conference on Advanced Electronic Systems - 2013, 20 Sep 2013, CEERI, Pilani, India.

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    Abstract

    Autoclave has enabled the replacement of metallic aerospace structures by advanced composites structures. It is a batch process control system that provides controlled temperature, pressure and vacuum environment for accurate and consistent processing of polymeric composites. Extensive use of composites in Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft is a testimony to the advancements in polymeric composites and their reliable processing in autoclaves. Advanced composite materials are very expensive and often require many man months of preparatory work before they are loaded into autoclave for processing also known as curing. The polymer cure process is irreversible and deviation in process parameters beyond the narrow tolerance levels would result in the rejection of composites. Hence the autoclave in general and Control and Instrumentation system in particular should have adequate redundancy, fail-safe design, fault tolerance and high reliability. This paper presents the conceptualization, design, development, integration and commissioning of open architecture, multimode autoclave C&I system including the associated electrical and software systems.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Subjects: ENGINEERING > Electronics and Electrical Engineering
    Division/Department: CSMST
    Depositing User: Mrs SK Pratibha
    Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2015 13:18
    Last Modified: 09 Jun 2015 13:18
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/12111

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