Two phase continuum modelling of composites consolidation
Journal article, 2009

In this paper, a finite element (FE) code for modelling of pressure driven axisymmetric consolidation of composite material from commingled yarns is presented. The proposed model is developed on the basis of a two phase continuum model incorporated in an FE framework. The applicability of the code to axisymmetric geometries is demonstrated by analysis of the consolidation, i.e. resin infiltration and fibre bundle network deformation, of a GF/PP pressure vessel. In this numerical example, two different sets of processing conditions are presented. Based on these analysis results conclusions on the process ability of the investigated vessel configuration and manufacturing scheme are drawn and processing recommendations are given.

porous-media

Consolidation

Hyperelasticity

Computational modelling

Poroelasticity

Two phase continuum

Forming

Commingled yarn

Finite strain

Author

Maciej Wysocki

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Material and Computational Mechanics

L. E. Asp

Swerea SICOMP

Staffan Toll

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Material and Computational Mechanics

Ragnar Larsson

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Material and Computational Mechanics

Plastics, Rubber and Composites

1465-8011 (ISSN)

Vol. 38 2-4 93-97

Subject Categories

Applied Mechanics

DOI

10.1179/174328909X387856

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