A numerical framework for simulation of swirled adhesive application
Paper in proceedings, 2019
A numerical framework for simulation of swirled adhesive application along arbitrary robot motions and substrate geometries is pre- sented. The momentum and continuity equa- tions are solved on a Cartesian octree grid using a finite volume discretization. A viscoelastic constitutive model is used to describe the com- plex rheology of the adhesive and is solved us- ing a previously presented Lagrangian-Eulerian method. The flow from the nozzle to the target surface is modelled using experimental data, and a projected injection model is used to add adhesive material in the simulation close to the surface. The two-phase flow of adhesive and air is then simulated. Numerical results are com- pared with experimental data and good agree- ment is found.