Multi Materials Fusion Bonding: Effect of Chemical Treatments on the Adhesion Strength
The present paper shows a fully integrated chain for simulating the manufacturing of thermoset composite parts, including draping simulation based on a layup definition, and a finite element module for both thermo-chemical analysis of curing (thermoset resin matrix) and mechanical analysis, for the prediction of the process-induced deformations and residual stresses. In both simulations, the material properties are determined according to the local fiber orientation, the fiber and matrix volume fractions, and accounting for the temperature and degree-of-cure dependencies. The complete chain is integrated within one graphical user interface (NX CAE), which makes the analysis sequence very easy and effortless.
Authors: Frédéric Pascon, Tom van Eekelen, Christian Brauner, Maarten Bach
Conference: SAMPE Europe Conference 2016