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Meeting NUMIFORM 2019: The 13th International Conference on Numerical Methods in Industrial Forming Processes
Symposium S-14: Composites Forming
Organizer(s) James Sherwood, University of Massachusetts - Lowell
Igor Tsukrov, University of New Hampshire
Scope Fiber-reinforced composites enable lightweighting of aerospace, automotive, marine and wind structures while meeting high-performance requirements, such as high specific stiffness, high specific strength, impact toughness, crashworthiness, corrosion resistance and fatigue. Automated manufacturing processes such as preforming and thermoforming show promise for making high-volume low-cost fiber-reinforced composite structures. However, achieving good alignment of the chopped fibers or the wrinkle-free draping of continuous-fiber textiles can be challenging without a good understanding of the relationship between the processing conditions and the mechanical behavior of the composite material system. Simulation is a valuable tool to assist in the tailoring the design of the manufacturing conditions to the mechanical behavior of the material system so as to achieve a high-quality part. This Composites Forming mini-symposium will cover material and friction characterization, constitutive modeling, and simulation for the processing of continuous and chopped fiber-reinforced structural composites. The analysis of forming of the reinforcement without resin (dry preform) and with non-hardened resin (prepreg) will be considered as well as the consolidation of the composite system.

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Abstracts Due 12/02/2018
Proceedings Plan Undecided

Effect of Matrix Viscoelasticity on Prediction of Residual Stresses in Orthogonal 3D Woven Composites
Friction Characterization in Hybrid Thermoforming of Aluminum and GFRP
Numerical Evaluation of Reinforcement Morphology Contribution to Process-induced Residual Stresses in 3D Woven Composites
Numerical studies of the composite materials with irregular inclusions
Study of the Flow-induced Orientation and Dispersion of Microcrystalline Cellulose Filled Polymer Composites: A Molecular Dynamics Simulation Approach

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