Effect of enhancing the infusion pressure on compaction behaviour of preform in vacuum enhanced resin infusion technology composite manufacturing process

A. Kumar, M. Shukla

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Abstract

In this work a numerical simulation of the Vacuum Enhanced Resin Infusion Technology (VERITy) process is carried out to predict the effect of lowering the infusion pressure on the compaction behaviour of the preform. Two infusion schemes with varying pressure differentials are selected. 1-d rectilinear line infusion is selected, so as to find the per KPa thickness variation in the two infusion schemes. The fill time required for the resin to saturate the preform is also calculated. A substantial saving in the time required for the infusion to be complete and the flow front to reach the vent is reported. These simulation results are important in deciding the length, cure time, resin system and preform system with differential pressure infusion scheme in the manufacturing of polymer composites. ©SACAM 2012.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages256-261
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

cited By 0; Conference of 8th South African Conference on Computational and Applied Mechanics, SACAM 2012 ; Conference Date: 3 September 2012 Through 5 September 2012; Conference Code:110217

Keywords

  • Compaction
  • Composite materials
  • Manufacture
  • Preforming
  • Pressure effects
  • Resins, Composite manufacturing process
  • Differential pressures
  • Fill time
  • Polymer composite
  • Pressure differential
  • Thickness variation
  • VARTM
  • VERITy, Resin transfer molding

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