Temperature optimization in RTM
UNSPECIFIED (1998) Temperature optimization in RTM. In: 43rd International SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition on Materials and Process Affordability - Keys to the Future, ANAHEIM, CA, MAY 31-JUN 04, 1998. Published in: 43RD INTERNATIONAL SAMPE SYMPOSIUM AND EXHIBITION ON MATERIALS AND PROCESS AFFORDABILITY - KEYS TO THE FUTURE, VOL 43 pp. 1289-1301.Full text not available from this repository.
This paper introduces an optimization algorithm to determine the optimal temperature for isothermal mold filling in Resin Transfer Molding. Experimental data are presented for the flow front during mold filling, for the viscosity dependence on temperature of unsaturated polyester resin and for the temperature during the curing reaction. All experimental data are modeled mathematically. These models make it possible to determine the optimal temperature graphically. Brent's algorithm for the minimization of unimodal functions was used to compute the optimal temperature numerically. By means of this convenient algorithm a sensitivity analysis was carried out which illustrates the dependence of the optimal temperature on the values of the input parameters. In conclusion, a great potential for cycle time reduction could be found which at the chosen set-up is not limited by the time required for mold filling.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
|Journal or Publication Title:||43RD INTERNATIONAL SAMPE SYMPOSIUM AND EXHIBITION ON MATERIALS AND PROCESS AFFORDABILITY - KEYS TO THE FUTURE, VOL 43|
|Publisher:||SOC ADVANCEMENT MATERIAL & PROCESS ENGINEERING|
|Editor:||Kliger, HS and Rasmussen, BM and Pilato, LA and Tolle, TB|
|Number of Pages:||13|
|Page Range:||pp. 1289-1301|
|Title of Event:||43rd International SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition on Materials and Process Affordability - Keys to the Future|
|Location of Event:||ANAHEIM, CA|
|Date(s) of Event:||MAY 31-JUN 04, 1998|
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