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Composite Manufacturing Process Modeling Using Poromechanics
Modeling and simulation of manufacturing of advanced composite material is a must in today's industry as the use of advance composites is increasing dramatically. The aim is to reduce the number of trial and error by development of a simulation tool to model and predict the manufacturing fundamental phenomena happening simultaneously in different scales. Poromechanics is a multidisciplinary and multiphysics concept which can be used to achieve this goal.
Since no commercial tool is capable of handling the complexity of the processes, an implementation of the propmechanic theory using FE method is desired. We have succeeded to develop a generic simulation tool for this purpose which is still under development and optimization.
Swerea SICOMP and Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden are in close collaboration in this field. Collaboration with other researchers in academia or industry is appreciated and welcomed.