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Curing simulation by autoclave resin infusion


Blest, DC and McKee, S and Zulkifle, AK and Marshall, P, Curing simulation by autoclave resin infusion, Composites Science and Technology, 59, (16) pp. 2297-2313. ISSN 0266-3538 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0266-3538(99)00084-6


This paper deals with the modelling and simulation of resin flow, heat transfer and the curing of a multilayer thermoset composite by the resin film infusion process. For approximately isothermal flows, the model is based on Darcy's Law and Stoke's equations where a similarity solution is obtained and subsequently used in a two-dimensional convection-diffusion heat equation coupled with a rate of cure equation. A finite difference scheme is applied to the energy equation on a moving grid and simulations for varying laminate thicknesses and number of plies are performed. © 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Mathematical Sciences
Research Group:Other mathematical sciences
Research Field:Other mathematical sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Blest, DC (Associate Professor David Blest)
ID Code:16113
Year Published:1999
Web of Science® Times Cited:34
Deposited By:Mathematics
Deposited On:1999-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-04

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