Modeling of the vacuum assisted resin transfer molding process
Paper in proceedings, 2019

The vacuum assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM) process is widely used for producing large-scale and thin-walled fiber reinforced polymer composite materials. The resin flow movement and the fiber preform deformation essentially affect the quality of the final products. To predict and simulate those facts, we treat the resin flow as in-plain flow and allow the preform deform only along the normal direction. So that, instead of using expensive 3-D models, the present 2-D model is developed and can be applied to predict the VARTM process for large-scale and thin-walled composite products.

Process modeling

fiber preform deformation

free surface flow

Author

Da Wu

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Material and Computational Mechanics

Ragnar Larsson

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Material and Computational Mechanics

ICCM22 Proceedings

22nd International Conference on Composite Materials 2019
Melbourne, Australia,

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Subject Categories

Applied Mechanics

Paper, Pulp and Fiber Technology

Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics

Areas of Advance

Production

Roots

Basic sciences

Infrastructure

C3SE (Chalmers Centre for Computational Science and Engineering)

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Created

10/16/2019