, Volume 10, Issue 5, pp 10–14 | Cite as

simulation for class a surfaces of SMC parts

  • Walter Michaeli
  • Christoph Kremer
Cover Story Lightweight Design


The use of parts made of Sheet Moulding Compound (SMC) for automotive exterior applications has been established for several years. Compression moulded parts are applied successfully especially for medium-series vehicles and trucks. A simulation method developed by the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at RWTH Aachen University together with industrial partners facilitates component design.


Residual Stress 05I2010 Volume Unsaturated Polyester Initiator Concentration Surface Waviness 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter Michaeli
    • 1
  • Christoph Kremer
    • 2
  1. 1.RWTH Aachen UniversityGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV)RWTH Aachen UniversityGermany

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