Permeability Identification of a Stereolithography Specimen Using an Inverse Method

  • Gerd Morren
  • Hugo Sol
  • Bart Verleye
  • Stepan Lomov


The simulation of a resin flow through a porous medium by FE-models has become a very important aspect for the design of a high-performance RTM produced composite part. The key parameters to perform RTM flow simulations are the permeability values of the fibre reinforcement. The measurement of this material parameter is still not standardized and thus many different set-ups have been proposed. This paper presents an inverse method, or a so-called mixed numerical/experimental method, for the identification of the permeability values.


Porous Medium Inverse Method Fibre Reinforcement Composite Part Resin Flow 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerd Morren
    • 1
  • Hugo Sol
    • 1
  • Bart Verleye
    • 2
  • Stepan Lomov
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mechanics of Material and ConstructionVrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceKatholieke Universiteit LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  3. 3.Department of Metallurgy and Materials EngineeringKatholieke Universiteit LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

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