Title page for ETD etd-08182009-040230
|Type of Document
||Awa, Teck Wah
||Design of a pultrusion die using a design optimization technique
||Master of Science
|West, Robert L. Jr.
|Nelson, Douglas J.
|Stern, Curtis H.
|Vick, Brian L.
|Date of Defense
The objective of this study is to design a pultrusion die with a desired temperature proflle. Design
optimization programs were developed to synthesize the number of cartridge heaters, power input
and location of each cartridge heater for a laboratory-scale pultrusion die. This is the fust step in
developing a pultrusion control process. Before this can be done, a thorough understanding of the
pultrusion process is required. The parameters investigated are fiber-resin mixture, degree of curing,
production temperature profile and pulling speed. It was found that these parameters are
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