TRAINING & WORKSHOP

Unlocking innovation: fiber optic sensing for COPV

Welcome to our workshop tailored to equip your team with the knowledge and skills necessary to leverage fiber optic sensing technology for digital manufacturing of composites overwrapped pressure vessels.

This three-day workshop is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of fiber optic sensing technology, hands-on experience with sensor integration techniques, and practical tools in data interpretation, dedicated to COPV developments.

Our workshop will enable your team to become proficient in sensor architecture definition, sensor embedding, and data analysis throughout various COPV manufacturing processes and test phases.

Dates
June 11 > 13:00-17:00
June 12 > 09:00-17:00
June 13 > 09:00-13:00

Location
Leuven, Belgium

Participants
Min 10, Max 15

In partnership with
SHARP Composites

DAY 1

THEORY

DAY 2

PRACTICE

DAY 3

ANALYSIS

A unique experience.

Tailored to you.

Empower your team to autonomously design sensor architectures, embed and connect sensors, and conduct measurements throughout the manufacturing and testing phases, reducing reliance on external expertise and accelerating project timelines.

The hands-on component of the workshop allows you to gain practical experience in sensor embedding techniques.
This interactive learning approach enables participants to develop proficiency in embedding sensor fibers during winding processes, ensuring they can apply these techniques effectively in their own operations.

FIBER OPTIC REVEALED

Gain insight into the principles and advantages of fiber optic sensing, particularly Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) technology, and its application in composites and pressure vessel monitoring.

SENSOR EMBEDDING

Learn the best practices for embedding sensor fibers during winding processes or surface-mounting techniques, ensuring optimal performance and durability of the sensing system.

CONNECTIONS & DATA AQUISITION

Become skilled in methodologies for robust fiber egress and fiber connections to DAQ systems, ensuring seamless data acquisition.

DATA ANALYSIS & INTERPRETATION

Acquire skills and tools usage in analyzing data collected during different process and test phases, including winding, curing, proof  and burst testing.

DAY 1

June 11, 2024 – PentaHotel, Leuven
11:30 – 13:00 : Registration, Welcome coffee & lunch
13:00 – 17:00 : Presentations by Com&Sens and Sharp
19:00 : Optional dinner

FIBER OPTIC SENSING FOR COPV REVEALED

  • Validating Design and FEA of COPV with data (Geert Nouwen, Okker)
  • Overview of fiber optic sensing technologies
  • Principles of the Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) technology
  • Advantages and applications in Composite Pressure Vessels
  • Sensor architecture definition: tailoring layouts to monitoring requirements
  • Key features to consider when selecting an interrogator system
  • Cost-benefit analysis of implementing fiber optic sensing technology
  • Case Studies and Success Stories

DAY 2

June 12, 2024 – Sharp Composites
09:00 – 17:00 : Practical training in groups
19:00 – 22:00 : Evening reception

SENSOR INTEGRATION & COPV TESTINGS

  • Hands-on training in embedding sensor fibers during wet winding processes
  • Hands-on training on surface mounting with C&S FSR technology
  • Fibre egress techniques & bospart design considerations
  • Snapshot or continuous monitoring strategies & equipment
  • Connecting sensor fibers to monitoring systems
  • Troubleshooting common challenges
  • Data acquisition during winding, curing, proof & burst tests

DAY 3

June 13, 2024 – PentaHotel, Leuven
09:00 – 13:30 : Live data analysis
13:30 : Lunch & Farewell

DATA INTERPRETATION & VISUALISATION

  • Lessons learned during Day 2.
  • Understanding data collected during Day 2.
  • Presenting C&S Software tools for data analysis.
  • Importance of data visualization in interpreting data effectively.
  • Live exercises to practice data analysis techniques.
  • Winding: identify overwrapping & liner pressurization.
  • Winding: differences between hoops & helicals analysis.
  • Curing : residual strain effects analysis.
  • Curing : continuous vs snapshot measurements.
  • Proof & Burst testing analysis.
  • Identification and mitigation of common challenges and pitfalls in data analysis.
  • Case Studies demonstrating added value.

Participants will leave equipped with the knowledge and confidence to autonomously deploy Com&Sens fiber optic sensing solutions for composites pressure vessels in their manufacturing processes.

SHARP COMPOSITES

Participants will have access to SHARP’s state-of-the-art COPV innovation centre.
SHARP Composites is specialized in composites design and processing. With over 30 years of experience, world-leading expertise has been acquired focusing on filament winding and other highly automated manufacturing techniques.

PRACTICAL WORKSHOP

SHARP COMPOSITES

Industriewweg 1407
3540 Herk-de-Stad

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VENUE

PentaHotel LEUVEN

Alfons Smetsplein, 7
3000 Leuven

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PRACTICALITIES

what is included with the workshop fee ?

  • Access to 3 days workshop
  • Access to Sharp Innovation Center
  • Handouts
  • Transport between workshop locations
  • Coffee and lunch
  • Evening reception on Day 2
  • Demonstration materials & sensors

what is not included with the workshop fee ?

  • Transport to and from Leuven
  • Accommodation

Is there a limit to the number of participants per workshop?

To ensure a personalized learning experience and ample opportunity for interaction, we limit the number of participants per workshop to 15. Early registration is encouraged to secure your spot.

Is there any prerequisite knowledge required to attend?

While there are no strict prerequisites, participants with a basic understanding of composite materials, pressure vessel manufacturing processes, and data analysis concepts may benefit more from the workshop.

Who should attend ?

  • Engineers and technicians involved in COPV design & manufacturing
  • Quality assurance professionals overseeing pressure vessel production
  • Researchers and developers exploring advanced monitoring solutions

How do I register for the workshop?

To register for the workshop, please follow this link

Is there any follow-up support or consultation provided after the workshop?

Yes, participants will have access to ongoing support and consultation from our team of experts to address any additional questions or concerns they may have after the workshop or during their implementation phase.

Can the workshop be customized to suit specific organizational needs?

Yes, we offer customizable workshop follow-up to meet the unique requirements of your organization. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs and preferences.

Participation Rates

EUR 4.450 EX VAT
Payable at registration.

Access

We reserve the right to register for confidentiality or business considerations and to cancel if the minimum number of participants is not reached.

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