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dc.contributor.authorSoares, BAR-
dc.contributor.authorHenriques, E-
dc.contributor.authorRibeiro, I-
dc.contributor.authorFreitas, M-
dc.identifier.citationB. A. R. Soares, E. Henriques, I. Ribeiro & M. Freitas (2018) Cost analysis of alternative automated technologies for composite parts production, International Journal of Production Research, DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2018.1508903pt_PT
dc.description.abstractComposite material usage in aircraft has been rising since the 1990s, with significant increases in manufacturing productivity and repeatability due to automation in the production of aeronautic parts made of composite materials, becoming a strong driver for widespread adoption of composites in this industry. Automated Tape Layup (ATL) and Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) are two of the most important automated manufacturing technologies within aeronautics composites, although their cost implications and economic comparison have not been widely studied. This paper presents an economic evaluation of ATL and AFP technologies. Using process-based cost models, the manufacturing process of a horizontal stabiliser is modelled, determining for each technology the associated consumption and use of resources and their implications towards the part final cost. Results show that ATL is less expensive than AFP, due to lower material costs, although with less material efficiency and slower cycle time.pt_PT
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors gratefully acknowledge the funding by Science and Technology Foundation, FCT, Portugal, under grants MITP-TB/PFM/0005/2013 and CMUP-ERI/TPE/011/2013pt_PT
dc.publisherTaylor & Francispt_PT
dc.subjectoperational research,pt_PT
dc.subjectprocess-based cost modelling (PBCM)pt_PT
dc.subjectprocess modelling,pt_PT
dc.titleCost analysis of alternative automated technologies for composite parts productionpt_PT
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