|About this Abstract
||7th World Congress on Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME 2023)
||Multi-scale Modeling of Composites Manufacturing Processes
||Huidi Ji, Ross McLendon, Reinier Akkermans
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
In this work we present the simulation of various composite manufacturing processes using multi-scale modeling techniques in Abaqus to predict how these processes impact the final composite component. Plastic injection molding is simulated to predict fiber dispersion which is imported into Abaqus FE analyses to predict warpage and performance under service loads. Additionally, compression molding is simulated to predict fiber reorientation due to large deformations during the compression process. These forming results including fiber orientation and residual stresses are mapped into subsequent FE analyses for warpage analyses. Finally, the cure process is simulated at small length scales to predict both the homogeneous composite cure response and evaluate how the residual stress field in the composite microstructure interacts with mechanically-induced stresses.