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Component design for RTM

  • Kevin Potter

Abstract

As in previous chapters the baseline RTM process that will be considered here is the use of essentially rigid tooling which generates a fixed dimension mould cavity. The use of non-rigid tooling is discussed in the next chapter. It is also assumed that high-performance components are required, whatever the materials of construction. For this reason the comparison is made below between autoclave and RTM design practices, rather than for example between contact moulding and RTM.

Keywords

Sandwich Panel Corner Radius Flow Front Foam Core Preform Design 
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© Kevin Potter 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kevin Potter
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of BristolUK

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