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Numerical simulation of mold filling in resin transfer molding using isoparametric method

  • Zhang Kaipeng
  • Tan Hua
  • Wang Jihui
  • Zhu Yingdan
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Abstract

The mold filling of RTM was simulated based on the control volume finite element method (CV/FEM). The formulation using isoparametric transformation was discussed in detail and a computational code based on isoparametric technique was developed. The simulation results were compared with experimental data. Different isoparametric elements, quadrilateral and triangular, were compared in the simulation. It demonstrates that the use of bilinear quadrilateral isoparametric elements in simulating the process can produce a higher precision and cost a less time than the use of triangular ones.

Key words

resin transfer molding control volume finite element method isoparametric element 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhang Kaipeng
    • 1
  • Tan Hua
    • 1
  • Wang Jihui
    • 1
  • Zhu Yingdan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Engineering MechanicsWuhan University of TechnologyWuhanChina

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