This research work investigated the influence of the press molding manufacturing process on the mechanical properties, both for thermoplastic and thermosetting fiber reinforced composite materials. The particular geometry of the case study, called Double Dome, was considered in order to verify the behavior of the Thermoplastic and Thermosetting prepreg in terms of shell thickness variation and fibers shear angle evolution during the thermoforming process. The thermoforming simulation was performed using LS-DYNA Finite Element Analysis (FEA) code, and the results were transferred by Envyo, a dedicated mapping tool, into a LS-DYNA virtual model for the structural simulation. A series of Double Dome specimens was produced with industrial equipment, and a bending experimental test was been carried on. Finally, a numerical-experimental correlation was performed, highlighting a significant forecast of the mechanical properties for the considered component.
Validation of a Simulation Methodology for Thermoplastic and Thermosetting Composite Materials Considering the Effect of Forming Process on the Structural Performance / Sisca, Lorenzo; Locatelli Quacchia, Patrizio Tiziano; Messana, Alessandro; Giancarlo Airale, Andrea; Ferraris, Alessandro; Carello, Massimiliana; Monti, Marco; Palenzona, Marta; Romeo, Andrea; Liebold, Christian; Scalera, Salvatore; Festa, Alberto; Codrino, Paolo. - In: POLYMERS. - ISSN 2073-4360. - ELETTRONICO. - 12:12(2020), pp. 1-26.
|Titolo:||Validation of a Simulation Methodology for Thermoplastic and Thermosetting Composite Materials Considering the Effect of Forming Process on the Structural Performance|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/polym12122801|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|