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Contributions to the process modelling of resin infusion under flexible tooling (RIFT) manufacturing for composite aerostructures
Pierce, R.S. [Monash University > Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering > > >]
Falzon, B.G. [Queen’s University, Belfast > Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering > > >]
Thompson, M.C. [Monash University > Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering > > >]
Boman, Romain mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département d'aérospatiale et mécanique > Département d'aérospatiale et mécanique >]
Proceedings of ICCM19
ICCM19 - 19th International Conference on Composite Materials
July 28th - August 2nd, 2013
[en] Composite materials ; RIFT ; textile reinforcement ; process modelling ; draping ; permeability
[en] The cost of manufacturing textile-reinforced composite aerostructures using Resin Infusion under Flexible Tooling (RIFT) can be reduced by computational modelling. This paper outlines the current progress and contributions made towards this goal. A continuum-based material model was incorporated into a finite element package to simulate the draping of a dry carbon fibre fabric. It accurately tracks the changes in the warp and weft fibre orientations and has been experimentally validated. Material characterisation was performed to determine the tensile and shear properties of a plain weave fabric reinforcement material. In support of bias extension shear testing, an accessible Digital Image Correlation (DIC) approach was developed for accurate optical strain measurement. A relationship between permeability and shear angle was also experimentally determined using a novel permeability measurement technique. Future work is planned to combine all these aspects in an infusion model and demonstrate the complete process model.
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