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Title: A Numerical Approach for Modelling of Polymer Curing in Fibre Reinforced Composites
Authors: Joshi, Sunil Chandrakant
Liu, X. L.
Lam, Yee Cheong
Keywords: Curing
Finite-element analysis
Nodal control volume
Computational simulation
Polymer-matrix composites
Issue Date: 1999
Source: Joshi, S. C., Liu, X. L., & Lam, Y. C. (2015). A numerical approach to the modeling of polymer curing in fibre-reinforced composites. Composites Science and Technology, 59(7), 1003-1013.
Series/Report no.: Composites Science and Technology
Abstract: This paper presents a procedure for using a general-purpose finite-element (FE) package for cure modeling. The package is used to carry out transient heat-transfer analysis and two user programs are developed to simulate resin-cure kinetics by using nodal control volumes based on the FE mesh. The theoretical background and numerical implementation of the procedure are described, and stability with respect to the FE mesh density and the length of the time step employed is investigated. Application of the procedure is demonstrated by modeling the cure of a thick prepreg laminate, a honeycomb sandwich panel and an I-beam. Predicted temperature profiles in the thick laminate are in excellent agreement with available experimental data.
DOI: 10.1016/S0266-3538(98)00138-9
Rights: © 1999 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: [].
Fulltext Permission: open
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