Coupled heating-forming simulation of the thermoforming of thermoplastic composites

Abstract : A strategy for the simulation of the whole thermoforming process, from the infrared heating to the stamping, is presented here. Two loosely coupled simulation tools are being developed: the first one computes a realistic 3D, transient temperature field of the composite stack inside an infrared oven, considering the radiative, conductive and convective heat transfers; the temperature distribution is used as an input for the second that aims at simulating the thermomechanical behaviour of the composite during the forming step via a non-orthogonal constitutive model. The steps for the identification of the model parameters are introduced. Initial validation tests show realistic results in term of shear angle distribution.
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Theo Baumard, Olivier de Almeida, Gary Menary, Fabrice Schmidt, Peter Martin, et al.. Coupled heating-forming simulation of the thermoforming of thermoplastic composites. ITHEC 2016 - 3rd International conference & exhibition on thermoplastic composites, Oct 2016, Bremen, Germany. p.20-23. ⟨hal-01719631⟩

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