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RTM Process Modeling

  • João M. P. Q. DelgadoEmail author
  • Antonio Gilson Barbosa de Lima
  • Mariana Julie do Nascimento Santos
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Abstract

This chapter, based on the rigorous theory of fluid flow through porous media (continuum theory), different approaches (analytical) for description of air and resin flow in fibrous media will be presented. In the macroscopic mathematical modeling, both fibrous media and fluids (resin and air) are considered to be incompressible and the effect of resin sorption by fibers has been considered. Herein, by using a relevant and advanced mathematical treatment, different effects of the process parameters (injection pressure, fluid viscosity, porous media permeability, and porosity) and mold geometry in the fluid infiltration process has been analyzed.

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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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