Resin Transfer Molding process (RTM), is the most used technology to create large parts made by polymer matrix composites because: the production time is relative small; the consumption of materials is reduced to minimum; the obtained parts are in a constant tolerance of ±0.5 mm after de-molding; both sides of the part are shiny and smooth; determinate resistance of the wall; it can be used with gelcoat on both sides or only on one; the reinforcement materials can be fiber glass, carbon fiber, sandwich materials, or metallic inserts; it does not need pressing during the curing of the resin; reduced cycle time, and low styrol emissions. In this paper the results of research regarding mathematical model of vacuum–RTM process for polymeric composites products are presented. It is taken into account that during mold filling and curing thin mold cavities, the thermal physical properties may vary from location to location and may change as a function of time. The studied material can be considered as homogeneous and isotropic. The results of applying some numerical schemes to solve the above model, corroborated with the results of the experimental measurements, can highlight the advantages of this method of mold filling.

Mathematical Model of Vacuum–Resin Transfer Molding for Polymeric Composites Products

Lamanna G.
2020

Abstract

Resin Transfer Molding process (RTM), is the most used technology to create large parts made by polymer matrix composites because: the production time is relative small; the consumption of materials is reduced to minimum; the obtained parts are in a constant tolerance of ±0.5 mm after de-molding; both sides of the part are shiny and smooth; determinate resistance of the wall; it can be used with gelcoat on both sides or only on one; the reinforcement materials can be fiber glass, carbon fiber, sandwich materials, or metallic inserts; it does not need pressing during the curing of the resin; reduced cycle time, and low styrol emissions. In this paper the results of research regarding mathematical model of vacuum–RTM process for polymeric composites products are presented. It is taken into account that during mold filling and curing thin mold cavities, the thermal physical properties may vary from location to location and may change as a function of time. The studied material can be considered as homogeneous and isotropic. The results of applying some numerical schemes to solve the above model, corroborated with the results of the experimental measurements, can highlight the advantages of this method of mold filling.
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