This book describes process models for thermosetting and thermoplastic matrix composites and an expert system applicable to autoclave curing of thermosetting matrix composites. It presents a rule based expert system that can be used for real time control of the autoclave temperature and pressure.
1. Introduction Part 1: Curing of Thermoplastic Matrix Composites 2. General Considerations of Curing Thermoset Matrix Composites 3. A Model of Autoclave Cure Process 4. An Expert System for the Autoclave Cure Process 5. Verification of SECURE by Computer Simulation 6. Verification of SECURE by Experiment Part 2: Processing Thermoplastics 7. General Considerations for Processing Thermoplastics 8. A Model of Processing Thermoplastics