Modeling and Simulation of Resin Filling and Cure Processes in Molds Partially Filled with Porous Media

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The complete and simultaneous simulation of the overall filling and curing processes is presented. Fluid flow in the porous medium is described by the Brinkman-Forchheimer flow model, and fluid flow in the clear fluid domain is described by the Navier-Stokes equations. The flow front is captured using the volume fraction concept and a compressive convective scheme. Energy conservation equation and resin conversion equation give the equations to obtain the temperature and degree of cure, respectively. The physical model is solved using a control volume based finite element method. A limited set of results is presented, showing the usefulness of the information obtained from the complete and simultaneous simulation of the overall real process.

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Prof. Andreas Öchsner and José Grácio

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33-38

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V. A.F. Costa "Modeling and Simulation of Resin Filling and Cure Processes in Molds Partially Filled with Porous Media", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 553, pp. 33-38, 2007

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August 2007

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