Adaptive Path Planning of Fiber Placement Based on Improved Method of Mesh Dynamic Representation

  • Leen ZhangEmail author
  • Xiaoping Wang
  • Jingyu Pei
  • Chunbo Nian


Path planning for fiber placement is one of the research hotspots on composite fiber placement forming technology. The problem how to realize adaptive planning of placement path has great significance in improving the efficiency of automatic fiber placement and shortening product manufacturing period. Firstly, with the numerical simulation of moving interface, the iterative generation and wave propagation of reference path are simulated on the mesh surface, and the mesh dynamic representation (MDR) of fiber placement paths is realized. Then, through improvement on proposed algorithm, an optimal reference path which assures all the fiber directions to meet the requirements of product structure design is sought automatically, and thus adaptive planning of placement path is realized. The simulated automatic fiber placement mechanism can generate a series of equidistant paths through the equidistant propagation of reference path, by which the overlap and gap of fiber tows are avoided, and the quality of fiber placement is improved. Finally, the simple and complex surfaces for fiber placement are analyzed with finite element in the numerical experiment, and the obtained equidistant paths and fiber directions show the efficiency of the proposed method.


Mesh dynamic representation Fiber placement Path planning Adaptive Equidistant placement 



First of all, thank the reviewers for their hard review, and give them the highest respect and heartfelt thanks. Secondly, this work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under grant No. 51575266.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Mechanical and ElectricalNanjing University of Aeronautics and AstronauticsNanjingChina
  2. 2.Engineering Research Center for CAD/CAMNanjing University of Aeronautics and AstronauticsNanjingChina

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