P09226: Composite Filament Winding Machine
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The goal of this project is to develop a low cost, first generation filament winding machine which produces simple composite tubing. Problems have existed in the past of jointing purchased carbon fiber tubing to the space frame of the Formula SAE racing vehicle, and our ability to manufacturing this composite tubing is very limited. This project seeks to begin simply, by developing a machine that can produce cheaper composite tubes (i.e. fiberglass) with limited fiber angle orientations (relative to ability to bear stress). With this platform as a stepping stone, future Senior Design teams can improve upon the design and increase the scale and scope tubular composite manufacturing, hopefully with the end goal of having a machine that can produce carbon fiber tubing at around raw material cost.

Carbon Fiber Tube

Carbon Fiber Tube

Carbon Fiber Joint

Carbon Fiber Joint

Project Name
Composite Filament Winding Machine
Project Number
P09226
Project Family
Competitive FSAE Autosports Systems
Track
Vehicle Technologies Track
Start Term
2008-2
End Term
2008-3
Faculty Guide
Dr. Alan Nye (Mechanical Engineering)
Faculty Consultant
Mr. Carl Lundgren (MET) and Dr. David Orlicki (EET)
Graduate Teaching Assistant
NA
Primary Customer
RIT Mechanical Engineering Department
Secondary Customer(s)
Formula and Baja SAE Teams
DPM Presentation
Final Presentation

Team Documents

Senior Design Final Documents Media

Mission Statement

Staffing Requirements

Intellectual Property Considerations

Preliminary Work Breakdown Structure

Team Norms and Values

Required Resources

Documents

Control System

Operations Manual

Posters

Inventory

Technical Paper

Test Results

Final Project Review

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References

Carbon Fiber Tube http://www.prodivisiongolf.com/images/carbon-fiber-tubes-5(tfauf2).gif

Carbon Fiber Joint http://http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/photos/tech/look/585-seattop.jpg