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filament winding


Wednesday, October 17, 2001
08.30   Registration
09.00   Welcome
introduction to the convention program
Axel Seifert
MATERIAL S.A., Belgium
09.15 Basics Filament winding, an efficient method for composite production
comparison with other production processes, historical view, applications, markets, future perspectives
Dr. Brian Spencer
Spencer Composites Corporation, USA
10.00   Coffee break and exhibition
10.45 Product design High pressure vessels for compressed gas
development, loads and stresses, design, testing, manufacturing
Dr. Ralf Funck
COMAT GmbH, Germany
11.40 Applications Filament winding, a key technology for space propulsion
launchers, reusable launchers, solid rocket motor cases, LH2 tanks, cryogenic propulsion, integrated technological design, curing process of filament wound tanks
Dr. Gandolfo Di Vita
CIRA, Italy
12.15   Lunch and exhibition
13.45 Applications Filament winding applications in the offshore industry
pipes, vessels and risers, current situation and future perspectives, price and quality
Svein Garseth
COTEC AS, Norway
14.30   Coffee break and exhibition
15.15 Material technology Reinforcements for harsh and demanding environments: cutting-edge thermoplastic composite material solutions for oil and gas conduits
materials portfolio and properties, deepwater and onshore, pipelines and risers, continuous winding
Dr. Christoph Mayer
Sulzer Composites, Switzerland
16.00 Process Technology Thermoplastic filament winding: current research and future potentials
overview, projects, tape-laying, combined winding tape-laying process
Martin Schlottermüller
IVW, Germany
16.45   Discussion
17.15   Exhibition
18.00   Reception and cocktail

Thursday, October 18, 2001
09.00 Equipment New developments in filament winding equipment
short presentations of the latest on winding machines, controls, tensioners, tape-laying and thermoplastic winding heads, process control and data acquisition, auxiliary equipment
Bolenz & Schäfer, Germany
Entec Composite Machines, USA
FEIC, France
Hille Engineering, Germany
McClean Anderson, USA
Mikrosam, Macedonia
Pultrex, UK
Waltritsch & Wachter, Germany
11.30 Equipment Panel discussion on filament winding equipment
open discussion
all equipment suppliers
12.15   Lunch and exhibition
13.45 Software New concepts for the analytical design and analysis of composite materials and structures
CompositeStar software and composite materials database, laminate properties, structure analysis, new failure criteria
Michael Sonnen
MATERIAL S.A., Belgium
14.30   Coffee break and exhibition
15.15 Software Possibilities of finite element analysis in the design of filament wound parts
appropriate element types, fibre orientation, stress and failure analysis, gradual failure process, modelling of fibre reinforced elastomers
Oliver Fischer
IKV, Germany
16.00 Software Process simulation as key component of the integrated design and production of filament wound composites
CADWIND NG software, interfaces to CAD, FEA and machine controls, optimised design and production, cost reduction
Axel Seifert
MATERIAL S.A., Belgium
16.45   Discussion
17.15   Exhibition

Friday, October 19, 2001
09.00 Process technology Tape wrapping of ARIANE 5 booster
special processes, automation, quality control, cost efficiency
Roberto Blasi
Fiat Avio, Italy
09.45   Coffee break and exhibition
10.30 Process technology New approach in filament winding of large complex parts
wind turbine blades, sailboat hulls, robot winding, combined winding fibre placement process, RTM
Clémentine Gallet
Alexandre Hamlyn
Coriolis Composites S.A., France
11.15 Applications Design of filament wound silos and storage tanks
loads, stresses, design analysis, FEA analysis, manufacturing
Ludo van Schepdael
SOLICO B.V., The Netherlands
12.00   Lunch and exhibition
13.30 Process technology Manufacturing analysis of wet filament winding
process simulation, curing and cooling, matrix thermal expansion, delaminations, process control
Kurt Olofsson
14.15   Coffee break and exhibition
15.00 Process technology Automation of filament winding process
automation and serial production
Dr. Brian Spencer
Spencer Composites Corporation, USA
15.45   Discussion
16.15   Close of convention

Roberto Blasi,
born 1964, studied mechanical engineering. He is working for BPD Difesa e Spazio - Fiat Avio on the design of components for space applications. Currently he is involved in the manufacturing techniques of the ARIANE 5 solid rocket motor.

Dr. Gandolfo Di Vita,
born 1962, graduated in 1989 with cum laude in aeronautical engineering at La Sapienza University of Rome. In 1993 he obtained his PhD in aerospace engineering at La Sapienza University. Since 1989 he has been employed at CIRA, the Italian Aerospace Research Centre. As senior researcher, he is currently responsible for the advanced materials and technologies activities at CIRA and for the definition, set up and management of the Advanced Materials and Technologies Laboratory (TEMA Lab).

Oliver Fischer,
born 1969, graduated 1998 at the RWTH (technical university) Aachen, Germany, as mechanical engineer. He worked as a student assistant at the IKV (Institute for Plastics Processing), Germany, from 1994 to 1998. Since September 1998 he has been a member of the scientific staff of the IKV in the department of composites. His research interests include the design of composite components and the development of dimensioning tools and techniques for composites.

Dr. Ralf Funck
worked from 1991 to 1996 at IVW (Institute for Composite Materials), Germany, as scientific assistant. He was responsible for the development and manufacturing of filament wound composite parts. He founded the company COMAT GmbH in 1997 and became its managing director in 2000. He has written several publications, has lectured widely and is owner of several patents.

Clémentine Gallet
studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University Esslingen, Germany, and naval architecture in Nantes, France. She worked in filament winding technology for the aerospace lab of the DLR, Germany, and for SGL Carbon, Germany. In 2000 she co-founded Coriolis Composites S.A., France, a company specialised in the process automation for manufacturing large and complex composites parts.

Alexandre Hamlyn
studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University Belfort, France, and naval architecture in Nantes, France. From 1997 to 1999 he worked for SGL Carbon, Germany, on prepreg tissues and in filament winding technology. In 2000 he co-founded Coriolis Composites S.A., France, a company specialised in the process automation for manufacturing large and complex composites parts.

Dr. Christoph Mayer
obtained his master of business and engineering at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, in 1994. From 1994 to 1998 he worked as research associate at the IVW (Institute for Composite Materials), focusing on continuous manufacturing of tailored thermoplastic composite intermediates. In 1998 he obtained his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering. From 1998 to 2000 he was head of the service department at the IVW. Since 2000 he has been marketing and sales director at Sulzer Composites, Switzerland, specialised in functional reinforcings based on thermoplastic composite materials to provide integrated solutions for challenging and demanding requirements difficult to achieve with conventional materials such as metals or thermosets.

Kurt Olofsson
has 15 years experience in development and research on polymer composites. Currently he is manufacturing research manager at SICOMP, the Swedish Institute for Composites.

Martin Schlottermüller
graduated as mechanical engineer in 1998. He worked at Magneti Marelli, Italy, in the technical sales office. Since 2000 he has been employed as scientific assistant at the IVW (Institute for Composite Materials), Germany.

Axel Seifert,
born 1963, studied mechanical engineering at the RWTH (technical university) Aachen, Germany. In 1990 he co-founded MATERIAL S.A., Belgium, an engineering company specialising in filament winding. As a leading expert in process automation and production optimisation he is a seminar instructor and speaker at international conferences about composite processing.

Michael Sonnen,
born 1965, studied mechanical engineering at the Fachhochschule Aachen, Germany (1984-1989). From 1989 to 1993 he worked at the IKV (Institute for Plastics Processing) as scientific assistant in the fields composite part design, laminate analysis and composite processing methods. From 1993 to 1997 he was head of the composite group of Verseidag Indutex, Germany (textile systems and thermoplastic prepregs). Since 1997 he has been responsible for engineering services at MATERIAL S.A., Belgium.

Dr. Brian E. Spencer
graduated from the University of Nebraska (BS, Ph.D.) in 1988, and the University of California/Berkeley (ME) in 1971 and the University of California/Davis (ME) in 1980. He has been president and CEO of Spencer Composites Corporation, a company specialising in the design and manufacturing of filament wound composites, since 1994. He previously worked for Brunswick Corporation, and was co-founder of Addax and Spyrotech corporations. Dr. Spencer has served actively as committee member, conference chair, technical speaker, and tutorial instructor for SAMPE and SME on filament winding composites structures, design, and analysis. He is the 1998 recipient of the Jud Hall award sponsored by the Composites Manufacturing Association of Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).

Ludo van Schepdael,
born 1955, graduated in 1978 as mechanical engineer at the University of Leuven, Belgium. He started his career in composites as process engineer and R&D manager at Raychem and Bekaert Composites. Since more than 12 years he has been managing director of SOLICO B.V., an engineering company specialising in the design and development of composite products.

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