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Experimental Studies And Modeling Of Mechanical Properties And Morphologies Of In Situ Polymer Composites, Zhigang Li Dec 1999

Experimental Studies And Modeling Of Mechanical Properties And Morphologies Of In Situ Polymer Composites, Zhigang Li

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In this study, a series of experiments was set up in order to analyze the morphology development and mechanical properties of poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET)/ liquid crystalline polymer (LCP) blends. Simulations of the injection molded blends at various process conditions were performed using CMOLD. In order to determine the effect of the processing parameters on the deformation of the LCP domains during the injection molding, a new analytical method to analyze the melt flow in the advancing melt front (AMF) region was developed. By combining the simulations of the injection molding and analysis of the melt flow in the AMF ...


Reconfiguration And Tool Path Planning Of Hexapod Machine Tools, Zhenqun Li Dec 1999

Reconfiguration And Tool Path Planning Of Hexapod Machine Tools, Zhenqun Li

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Hexapod machine tools have the potential to achieve increased accuracy, speed, acceleration and rigidity over conventional machines, and are regarded by many researchers as the machine tools of the next generation. However, their small and complex workspace often limits the range of tasks they can perform, and their parallel structure raises many new issues preventing the direct use of conventional tool path planning methods. This dissertation presents an investigation of new reconfiguration and tool path planning methods for enhancing the ability of hexapods to adapt to workspace changes and assisting them in being integrated into the current manufacturing environments.

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