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Energy saving in electric heater of carbon fiber stabilization oven

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conference contribution
posted on 2024-06-04, 11:29 authored by K Badii, Minoo NaebeMinoo Naebe, G Golkarnarenji, N Dhami, S Atkiss, D Buckmaster, B Fox, H Khayyam
Carbon fiber is an advanced material with high tensile strength and modulus, ideally suited for light weight applications. Carbon fiber properties are directly dependent on all aspects of production, especially the process step of thermal stabilization. Stabilization is considered to be one of the most critical process steps. Moreover, the stabilization process is the most energy consuming, time consuming and costly step. As oxidation is an exothermic process, constant airflow to uniformly remove heat from all tows across the towband is indispensable. Our approach is to develop an intelligent computational system that can construct an optimal Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solution. In this study, an electrical heater has been designed by CFD modeling and intelligently controlled. The model results show that the uniform airflow and minimum turbulence kinetic energy can be achieved by combining intelligent system technology with CFD analysis strategy.

History

Pagination

109-114

Location

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Start date

2014-12-03

End date

2014-12-05

ISBN-13

9781479979103

Language

eng

Publication classification

E Conference publication, E1.1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

2014, IEEE

Editor/Contributor(s)

Al-Dabass D, Saad I, Mohamad KA, Hijazi MHA

Title of proceedings

ICAIET 2014 : Proceedings of the Artificial Intelligence with Applications in Engineering and Technology 2014 International Conference

Event

Artificial Intelligence with Applications in Engineering and Technology. International Conference (4th : 2014 : Kota Kinabalu, Sabah)

Publisher

IEEE

Place of publication

Piscataway, N.J.