Date of Award

Spring 1988

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Mechanical Engineering

First Advisor

Stango, Robert J.

Second Advisor

Matar, Joseph E.

Third Advisor

Fournelle, Raymond

Abstract

The effect of processing parameters on the void content of a filament wound composite cylinder has been studied using the Taguchi method of experimental design. In a composite material, the void content is frequently used as an indication of the quality of the product. The goal was to identify the processing parameters that contributed to the variation in the void content of the composite cylinders, so that they could be selected and controlled to produce a product with an acceptably low void content at the lowest possible manufacturing cost.

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