Advanced Experiments in RTM Processes

  • João M. P. Q. DelgadoEmail author
  • Antonio Gilson Barbosa de Lima
  • Mariana Julie do Nascimento Santos
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This chapter provides experimental information concerned with fluid flow in unsaturated porous media, with particular reference to resin transfer molding. Herein, two important topics will be presented: the rectilinear and radial infiltration processes. Results of the flow front position and injection pressure, with or without fillers, in different instants of infiltration process are shown and analyzed. The study is essential to evaluate the mechanical performance of fiber-reinforced polymer composites and to validate new and advanced mathematical modeling related to fluid flow in porous media.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • João M. P. Q. Delgado
    • 1
    Email author
  • Antonio Gilson Barbosa de Lima
    • 2
  • Mariana Julie do Nascimento Santos
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering, CONSTRUCT-LFCUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringFederal University of Campina Grande (UFCG)Campina GrandeBrazil

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