International Journal of Material Forming

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 567–580 | Cite as

BEM computation of 3D Stokes flow including moving front

  • M.-Q. Thai
  • F. Schmidt
  • G. Dusserre
  • A. Cantarel
  • L. Silva
Original Research

Abstract

Liquid composite molding (LCM) includes all composite-manufacturing methods, where the liquid state resin is forced into the dry preformed reinforcement. In this study, numerical simulation of the resin infusion is presented based on a coupled approach involving Boundary Element Method (BEM) and Level Set Method. The method developed can handle stationary and transient flows by solving the Stokes equations. The numerical results on a square packed set of fibers show excellent agreement with the analytical model. The comparison between experimental and simulation results of flow front patterns revealed a fair accordance.

Keywords

Liquid composite molding Boundary element method Level set Resin flow 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M.-Q. Thai
    • 1
    • 5
  • F. Schmidt
    • 2
  • G. Dusserre
    • 2
  • A. Cantarel
    • 3
  • L. Silva
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Construction EngineeringUniversity of Transport and CommunicationsHanoiVietnam
  2. 2.Mines Albi, ICA (Institut Clément Ader)Université de ToulouseAlbi cedex 09France
  3. 3.IUT de Tarbes; ICA (Institut Clément Ader)Université de ToulouseTarbesFrance
  4. 4.Ecole centrale de Nantes, ICINantesFrance
  5. 5.Research & Application Center for Technology in Civil EngineeringUniversity of Transport and CommunicationsHanoiVietnam

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