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Title: System and method for determining tow parameters

Abstract

A system for determining one or more characteristics of a carbon fiber tow. The system including a first laser profilometer, a second laser profilometer, and a controller. The first laser profilometer is located on a first side of the carbon fiber tow. The second laser profilometer is located on a second side of the carbon fiber tow. The controller is configured to receive, from the first profilometer, a first profile of the first side of the carbon fiber tow, and receive, from the second profilometer, a second profile of the second side of the carbon fiber tow. The controller is further configured to determine at least one characteristic selected from a group consisting of a tow width of the carbon fiber tow, a tow fuzz of the carbon fiber tow, a tow thickness of the carbon fiber tow, and a tow angle of the carbon fiber tow, the at least one characteristic based on the first profile and the second profile. The controller further configured to output the at least one characteristic of the carbon fiber tow.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1651055
Patent Number(s):
10690485
Application Number:
15/920,187
Assignee:
Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01N - INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01B - MEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0006926
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 03/13/2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Koester, David J., Adams, Douglas, Bond, Raymond Martin, and Thorne, Garrett W.. System and method for determining tow parameters. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Koester, David J., Adams, Douglas, Bond, Raymond Martin, & Thorne, Garrett W.. System and method for determining tow parameters. United States.
Koester, David J., Adams, Douglas, Bond, Raymond Martin, and Thorne, Garrett W.. Tue . "System and method for determining tow parameters". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1651055.
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title = {System and method for determining tow parameters},
author = {Koester, David J. and Adams, Douglas and Bond, Raymond Martin and Thorne, Garrett W.},
abstractNote = {A system for determining one or more characteristics of a carbon fiber tow. The system including a first laser profilometer, a second laser profilometer, and a controller. The first laser profilometer is located on a first side of the carbon fiber tow. The second laser profilometer is located on a second side of the carbon fiber tow. The controller is configured to receive, from the first profilometer, a first profile of the first side of the carbon fiber tow, and receive, from the second profilometer, a second profile of the second side of the carbon fiber tow. The controller is further configured to determine at least one characteristic selected from a group consisting of a tow width of the carbon fiber tow, a tow fuzz of the carbon fiber tow, a tow thickness of the carbon fiber tow, and a tow angle of the carbon fiber tow, the at least one characteristic based on the first profile and the second profile. The controller further configured to output the at least one characteristic of the carbon fiber tow.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {6}
}

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