Friction Forces between Sheet Molding Compound Charge and Mold Cavity Surface in Compression Molding


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In this study, three relevant friction ‎forces: constant friction force, hydrodynamic friction force and coulomb friction force are ‎considered between sheet molding compound (SMC) charge and contact surface of the mold. The power ‎law model is implemented to propose a model for prediction of hydrodynamic friction as the dominant friction of the SMC compression molding. The proposed model ‎is simple and does not need any extra experimental parameters. Finally, a model has been developed to predict the molding pressure under non-isothermal conditions. The obtained results of the model are in a very good agreement with the experimental data.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 471-472)

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S.M. Sapuan, F. Mustapha, D.L. Majid, Z. Leman, A.H.M. Ariff, M.K.A. Ariffin, M.Y.M. Zuhri, M.R. Ishak and J. Sahari




M. M. Shokrieh and R. Mosalmani, "Friction Forces between Sheet Molding Compound Charge and Mold Cavity Surface in Compression Molding", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 471-472, pp. 733-738, 2011

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February 2011




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