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Using Discrete Event Simulation in multiple System Life Cycles to support Zero-Defect Composite Manufacturing in Aerospace Industry

Robert Steringer; Helmut Zörrer; Sebastian Zambal; Christian Eitzinger

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  <identifier identifierType="DOI">10.5281/zenodo.3381941</identifier>
      <creatorName>Robert Steringer</creatorName>
      <affiliation>PROFACTOR GmbH</affiliation>
      <creatorName>Helmut Zörrer</creatorName>
      <affiliation>PROFACTOR GmbH</affiliation>
      <creatorName>Sebastian Zambal</creatorName>
      <affiliation>PROFACTOR GmbH</affiliation>
      <creatorName>Christian Eitzinger</creatorName>
      <affiliation>PROFACTOR GmbH</affiliation>
    <title>Using Discrete Event Simulation in multiple System Life Cycles to support Zero-Defect Composite Manufacturing in Aerospace Industry</title>
    <subject>Discrete-event Modeling and Simulation, Zero-Defect Manufacturing, DecisionSupport Systems, Automated Fiber Placement, CFRP Production, Aerospace Engineering,Digital Twin</subject>
    <date dateType="Issued">2019-08-30</date>
  <resourceType resourceTypeGeneral="Text">Conference paper</resourceType>
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    <rights rightsURI="info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess">Open Access</rights>
    <description descriptionType="Abstract">&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Abstract:&lt;/strong&gt; Time-consuming manual in-situ visual inspections are a big challenge, in the manufacturing process of carbon fibre wing covers in aerospace industry. In the EU research project ZAero (Zero-defect manufacturing of composite parts in the aerospace industry) in-situ manual inspection on fibre placement stations thus shall be replaced by automatic inlineinspection. To quantify the improvements of the suggested process changes, experiment seriesperformed by a discrete event simulation (DES) model were needed to provide necessary keyperformance indicators (KPI). As the new inline inspection detects events and provides a lot ofadditional data for them, the simulation model proved to be very useful to support a decisionsupport system (DSS) to help decision makers in determining which of the events count as defectsand need to be reworked. In our work we show that a DES model, when proper implemented,is as versatile as a Swiss knife and can make valuable contributions to more than one life cycleof a manufacturing system.&lt;/p&gt;</description>
      <funderName>European Commission</funderName>
      <funderIdentifier funderIdentifierType="Crossref Funder ID">10.13039/501100000780</funderIdentifier>
      <awardNumber awardURI="info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/721362/">721362</awardNumber>
      <awardTitle>Zero-defect manufacturing of composite parts in the aerospace industry</awardTitle>
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