Prediction of fiber orientation and mechanical properties using C-MOLD and ABAQUS

Peter H. Foss, James P. Harris, John F. O'Gara, Louis P. Inzinna, Erwin W. Liang, C. Matthew Dunbar, Charles L. Tucker, Kenneth F. Heitzmann

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Abstract

An injection molding simulation program (C-MOLD's CFIBER) was used to predict the fiber orientation in plaques and tensile bars molded from glass-filled PBT (Valox 420) and polycarbonate (Lexan 3413). C-MOLD's fiber orientation predictions were imported into HKS's ABAQUS for mechanical property prediction and subsequent structural analysis. Prediction of mechanical properties is extremely important in the prediction of ultimate performance of a part. Tremendous amounts of time and money can be saved if one can predict the mold-ability and mechanical properties of a part at the design stage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages501-505
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 54th Annual Technical Conference. Part 2 (of 3) - Indianapolis, IN, USA
Duration: May 5 1996May 10 1996

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OtherProceedings of the 1996 54th Annual Technical Conference. Part 2 (of 3)
CityIndianapolis, IN, USA
Period5/5/965/10/96

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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    Foss, P. H., Harris, J. P., O'Gara, J. F., Inzinna, L. P., Liang, E. W., Dunbar, C. M., Tucker, C. L., & Heitzmann, K. F. (1996). Prediction of fiber orientation and mechanical properties using C-MOLD and ABAQUS. 501-505. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1996 54th Annual Technical Conference. Part 2 (of 3), Indianapolis, IN, USA, .