Liquid moulding technologies : resin transfer moulding, structural reaction injection moulding and related processing techniques / C. D. Rudd [and three others].

Cambridge, England ; Warrendale, Pennsylvania : Woodhead Publishing : Society of Automotive Engineers, 1997.
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Liquid moulding technologies such as RTM and SRIM are increasingly used for manufacturing composites in a variety of industries. Most interest stems from the automotive industry in the continuing search for weight savings, manufacturing economies and vehicle refinement.Liquid moulding technologies provides a unique insight into the development and use of such processes with a comprehensive description of the material, process variants, equipment, control strategies and tooling techniques used. Procedures for materials characterisation, preform and mould design are also described and th
Front Cover; Liquid Moulding Technologies: Resin Transfer Moulding, Structural Reaction Injection Moulding and Related Processing Techniques; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; 7.4 Resin characterisation; Preface; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1. Introduction to liquid composite moulding; 1.1 Background; 1.2 Composites manufacturing techniques; 1.3 Process technology; 1.4 History; 1.5 Selection criteria for automotive manufacture; 1.6 Automotive applications of liquid moulding; 1.7 Automotive case studies; 1.8 Aerospace applications of liquid moulding
1.9 Additional transport and industrial applicationsChapter 2. Process fundamentals; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Air removal; 2.3 Continuous peripheral venting; 2.4 Discrete venting; 2.5 Injection-compression; 2.6 Sealed moulds; 2.7 Vapour purging; 2.8 Vacuum assisted processes; 2.9 Vibration assisted processes; 2.10 Vacuum impregnation methods; 2.1 1 Flexible tool processes; 2.12 Semi-rigid tool processes; 2.13 Resin film infusion (RFI); 2.14 Practicalities; 2.15 Void formation mechanisms; 2.16 Degassing; 2.17 Fibre wetting; 2.18 Sandwich structures; Chapter 3. Resin systems; 3.1 Introduction
3.2 Unsaturated polyester resins3.3 Initiator systems; 3.4 Fillers and additives; 3.5 Epoxy resins; 3.6 Bismaleimide resins; 3.7 Vinyl ester resins; 3.8 Polyurethanes and hybrids; 3.9 Core materials; Chapter 4. Reinforcement materials; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Fibres; 4.3 Fibre surface treatments; 4.4 Commercially available reinforcements; 4.5 Binders; References; Chapter 5. Processing equipment; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Resin injection equipment; 5.3 Injection and mixing equipment; 5.4 Mould manipulation and clamping equipment; References; Chapter 6. Preform design and manufacture
6.1 Introduction6.2 Design considerations; 6.3 Manufacturing techniques; 6.4 Draping and deformation; 6.5 Nomenclature; Chapter 7. Materials characterisation; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Reinforcement permeability measurement; 7.3 Reinforcement formability; References; Appendix-Determination of principal in-plane permeabilities from a constant flow rate impregnation test; Chapter 8. Process modelling; 8.1 Introduction; 8.2 Fundamentals of flow modelling; 8.3 One-dimensional flow; 8.4 Two and three-dimensional flow; 8.5 Discussion; 8.6 Nomenclature; References; Chapter 9. Non-isothermal RTM
9.1 Introduction9.2 The thermal cycle; 9.3 The pressure cycle; 9.4 Pressures during isothermal impregnation; 9.5 Pressures during non-isothermal impregnation; 9.6 The post-impregnation pressure cycle; 9.7 Cycle time reduction during non-isothermal RTM; 9.8 Minimising impregnation time; 9.9 Minimising gel and cure times - phased initiator RTM; 9.10 Summary; References; Chapter 10. Process monitoring and control; 10.1 Introduction; 10.2 Thermal monitoring techniques; 10.3 Thermal monitoring during impregnation; 10.4 Thermal monitoring during gel and cure; 10.5 Pressure monitoring techniques
10.6 Pressure monitoring during impregnation
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Rudd, C. D.