RTM Simulations by CFD

  • João M. P. Q. DelgadoEmail author
  • Antonio Gilson Barbosa de Lima
  • Mariana Julie do Nascimento Santos
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In this chapter, based on the rigorous theory of fluid flow through porous media and the computational fluid dynamic technique, different numerical approaches for description of air and resin flow in fibrous media will be presented. In the analyses, both fibrous media and fluids (resin and air) are considered to be incompressible. Different 2D and 3D simulations by using CFD are presented and the predicted results of the flow front position are analyzed and compared with experimental data.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • João M. P. Q. Delgado
    • 1
    Email author
  • Antonio Gilson Barbosa de Lima
    • 2
  • Mariana Julie do Nascimento Santos
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering, CONSTRUCT-LFCUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringFederal University of Campina Grande (UFCG)Campina GrandeBrazil

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