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Dependence Of The 1-D Permeability Of Fibrous Media On The Fibre Volume Content: Comparison Between Measurement And Simulation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CP980421

Volume

21

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

1,014 kb

Author(s)

T. Luthy, M. Hintermann, H. Mosler, G. Ziegmann and P. Ermanni

Abstract

Since the beginning of this decade a growing interest of the industry in the Liquid Composite Moulding (LCM) processes could be observed. These manufacturing methods meet the requirements of today's series productions of advanced continuous fibre reinforced composite. There are several examples of successful series productions in RTM (Resin Transfer Moulding) and VARI (Vacuum Assisted Resin Infusion), but currently the use of the full potential of these processes is restricted by the limited knowledge of the resin flow behaviour in fibrous media. To improve this situation, several sophisticated flow simulation software packages have been developed during the last 5 years to help the process engineer

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