FIBER ORIENTATION IN INJECTION MOLDED LONG CARBON FIBER THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITES
A set of edge-gated and center-gated plaques were injection molded with long carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites, and the fiber orientation was measured at different locations of the plaques. Autodesk Simulation Moldflow Insight (ASMI) software was used to simulate the injection molding of these plaques and to predict the fiber orientation, using the anisotropic rotary diffusion and the reduced strain closure models. The phenomenological parameters of the orientation models were carefully identified by fitting to the measured orientation data. The fiber orientation predictions show very good agreement with the experimental data.
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- Conference: Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Annual Technical Conference (ANTEC 2015), March 23-25, 2015, Orlando, Florida
- Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), BETHEL, Connecticut, United States.
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- Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (US)
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- Long fiber thermoplastic; injection molding; process modeling; fiber orientation; carbon fiber