Numerical Simulation of Mould Filling Process in Resin Transfer Moulding
Lam, Yee Cheong
Joshi, Sunil Chandrakant
Liu, X. L.
Date of Issue2000
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
This paper presents a simulation procedure for the mould-filling processes in which a field-analysis module of a general-purpose finite-element package is employed. The formulations used in this procedure are based on the finite element/nodal control-volume approach. The numerical concepts employed for modelling the effects of convective heat transfer on temperature and resin cure are discussed. Numerical implementation of the procedure is presented. The procedure was applied to simulate different mould-filling examples under isothermal and non-isothermal conditions. The results show that the simulation procedure developed is numerically valid and stable, and provides reasonably accurate predictions.
Composites Science and Technology
© 2000 Elsevier. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Composites Science and Technology, Elsevier. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0266-3538(99)00192-X].