Title: Permeability prediction for the meso-macro coupling in the simulation of the impregnation stage of Resin Transfer Moulding
Authors: Verleye, Bart ×
Lomov, Stepan Vladimirovitch
Long, Andrew
Verpoest, Ignace
Roose, Dirk #
Issue Date: Jan-2010
Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd.
Series Title: Composites A, Applied Science and Manufacturing vol:41 issue:1 pages:29-35
Abstract: The impregnation stage of the Resin Transfer Moulding process can be simulated by solving the Darcy equations on a mould model, with a `macro-scale' finite element method. For every element, a local `meso-scale' permeability must be determined, taking into account the local deformation of the textile reinforcement. This paper demonstrates that the meso-scale permeability can be computed efficiently and accurately by using meso-scale simulation tools.
We discuss the speed and accuracy requirements dictated by the macro-scale simulations. We show that these requirements can be achieved for two meso-scale simulators, coupled with a geometrical textile reinforcement modeller. The first solver is based on a finite difference discretisation of the Stokes equations, the second uses an approximate model, based on a 2D simulation of the flow.
ISSN: 1359-835X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics Section
Department of Materials Engineering - miscellaneous
Mechanical Metallurgy Section (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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