Trapped Rubber Processing: High Performance/ High Rate Composite Processing

Reference number 2018-04261
Coordinator CHALMERS TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG - Department of Industrial and Materials Science
Funding from Vinnova SEK 500 000
Project duration November 2018 - November 2019
Status Ongoing
Venture Banbrytande idéer inom industriell utveckling
Call Banbrytande idéer inom industriell utveckling 2018

Purpose and goal

The development of an accurate thermomechanical material model of an elastomeric polymer for use in advanced trapped rubber processing modeling would be the first step in a new field of composite processing research and would introduce a new method for more efficient and sustainable manufacturing.

Expected results and effects

The development of an accurate thermomechanical material model of an elastomeric polymer for use in computational simulations of advanced trapped rubber processing of composites will provide a basis for industry lead research which will develop these trapped rubber processing methods. The development of the thermomechanical material model is the first high risk step in a new area of composite processing.

Planned approach and implementation

The project will include the selection and characterization of a rubber suitable for advanced trapped rubber processing of composites. Research in the material characterization portion will include an iterative testing/ computational modeling framework where the design of experiments is fed by initial material models and then the characterization is validated or improved by the experimental tests.

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