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Title: American Society of Composites, 32nd Technical Conference

Abstract

Resin transfer molding (RTM) has become increasingly popular for the manufacturing of composite parts. To enable high volume manufacturing and obtain good quality parts at an acceptable cost to automotive industry, accurate process simulation tools are necessary to optimize the process conditions. Towards that goal, General Motors and the ESI-group are involved in developing a state of the art process simulation tool for composite manufacturing in a project supported by the Department of Energy. This paper describes the modeling of various stages in resin transfer molding such as resin injection, resin curing, and part distortion. An instrumented RTM system located at the General Motors Research and Development center was used to perform flat plaque molding experiments. The experimental measurements of fill time, in-mold pressure versus time, cure variation with time, and part deformation were compared with the model predictions and very good correlations were observed.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [3];  [4]
  1. General Motors, LLC
  2. ESI, Group, NA
  3. ESI, Group NA
  4. ESI Group NA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
General Motors, LLC
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1427686
Report Number(s):
DOE-GM-ICME-CarbonFiber-2017-paper1
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0006826
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Williamsburg, VA
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; carbon fiber, resin transfer molding, simulation

Citation Formats

Aitharaju, Venkat, Yu, Hang, Zhao, Selina, Owens, John, Pasupuleti, Praveen, and Doroudian, Mark. American Society of Composites, 32nd Technical Conference. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Aitharaju, Venkat, Yu, Hang, Zhao, Selina, Owens, John, Pasupuleti, Praveen, & Doroudian, Mark. American Society of Composites, 32nd Technical Conference. United States.
Aitharaju, Venkat, Yu, Hang, Zhao, Selina, Owens, John, Pasupuleti, Praveen, and Doroudian, Mark. Tue . "American Society of Composites, 32nd Technical Conference". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1427686.
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abstractNote = {Resin transfer molding (RTM) has become increasingly popular for the manufacturing of composite parts. To enable high volume manufacturing and obtain good quality parts at an acceptable cost to automotive industry, accurate process simulation tools are necessary to optimize the process conditions. Towards that goal, General Motors and the ESI-group are involved in developing a state of the art process simulation tool for composite manufacturing in a project supported by the Department of Energy. This paper describes the modeling of various stages in resin transfer molding such as resin injection, resin curing, and part distortion. An instrumented RTM system located at the General Motors Research and Development center was used to perform flat plaque molding experiments. The experimental measurements of fill time, in-mold pressure versus time, cure variation with time, and part deformation were compared with the model predictions and very good correlations were observed.},
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