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End to End Process Simulation of the High Pressure Resin Transfer Molding Process

NATHAN SHARP, JOHNATHAN GOODSELL, R. BYRON PIPES

Abstract


An end-to-end process simulation has been created to predict the high pressure resin transfer molding (HP-RTM) process. Material properties such as fiber orientations and resin properties are mapped throughout the process so that a performance model can be run on a part as it is actually manufactured, not just as it is designed. A B-Pillar geometry was used as a demonstration part and showed a difference in residual deformation of almost 20% when the as-manufactured material properties were considered.


DOI
10.12783/asc2017/15208

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