Coupled Heating-Forming Simulation of the Thermoforming of Thermoplastic Composites
T. Baumard, Institut Clément Ader, Albi, France, and
Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom
O. De Almeida, Institut Clément Ader, Albi, France
G. Menary, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom
F. Schmidt, Institut Clément Ader, Albi, France
P. Martin, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom
J. Bikard, Solvay R&I, Saint-Fons, France
A strategy for the simulation of the whole thermoforming process, from the infrared heating to the stamping, is presented here. Two loosely coupled simulation tools are being developed: the first one computes a realistic 3D, transient temperature field of the composite stack inside an infrared oven, considering the radiative, conductive and convective heat transfers; the temperature distribution is used as an input for the second that aims at simulating the thermomechanical behaviour of the composite during the forming step via a non-orthogonal constitutive model. The steps for the identification of the model parameters are introduced. Initial validation tests show realistic results in term of shear angle distribution.
ITHEC 2016 Manuscript A2
Publication date: 01/10/2016
Manuscript A2 published in Conference Proceedings ITHEC 2016
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