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A New Measurement Set-up For The Identifi- Cation Of Fibre Reinforcement Permeabilities Of Composite Materials

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CP000311

Volume

28

Pages

11

Published

2000

Size

1,072 kb

Author(s)

K. Hoes, H. Sol & Y. Luo

Abstract

In today's market an increasing demand for high-quality fibre reinforced polymers (FRFs) can be noticed. Applications range from automobile, sports, marine, heavy-duty machinery to household applications. The interest for the RTM production technique has risen significantly over the past few years because of higher demands on finish quality, production volumes, cycle times and last but not least, environmental implications. RTM can comply with all of these demands. One disadvantage of the RTM-technique is that the moulds used are often a relatively high cost-factor in the process and thus mould design has gained an increasing interest. Mould manufacturers are encouraged to perform flow front simulations in order to

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