Non-isothermal preform infiltration during the vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM) process

@article{Grujicic2005NonisothermalPI,
  title={Non-isothermal preform infiltration during the vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM) process},
  author={M. Grujicic and K. M. Chittajallu and S. Walsh},
  journal={Applied Surface Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={245},
  pages={51-64}
}
A control-volume finite-element model is developed to analyze the infiltration of a fiber preform with resin under non-isothermal conditions within a high-permeability resin-distribution medium based vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM) process. Due to the exposure to high temperatures during preform infiltration, the resin first undergoes thermal-thinning which decreases its viscosity. Subsequently however, the resin begins to gel and its viscosity increases as the degree of… Expand
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