Thermoplastic composite materials can be processed by Rubber Press Forming at elevated temperatures. Process specific boundary conditions are difficult to incorporate in the classical geometric drape simulation methods. Therefore, a fabric reinforced fluid model was implemented in the Finite Element package DIEKA, which is capable of modelling the boundary conditions as well. The model predictions of both types of simulations are compared for a double dome geometry, having separated contact areas, leading to different results.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
|Event||ESAFORM 2001: 4th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming - Liège, Belgium|
Duration: 23 Apr 2001 → 25 Apr 2001
Conference number: 4
|Period||23/04/01 → 25/04/01|
- material forming