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REVIEW ARTICLES

Resin flow in fiber preforms

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Serge Abrate

Department of Technology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901-6603; abrate@engr.siu.edu

Appl. Mech. Rev 55(6), 579-599 (Oct 16, 2002) (21 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1506323 History: Online October 16, 2002
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Interactions between resin flow, heat transfer, and curing reaction in many thermoset composite manufacturing processes
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Variations of the three components of the 2D permeability tensor as a function of the orientation angle
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Channel flow apparatus for measuring perform permeability: a) moving flow front approach and b) saturated flow approach
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Variation of apparent permeability with the orientation angle in channel flow experiment
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Selection specimens for determining permeability tensor of arbitrary preform
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Evolution of the length of the semi-axes of the elliptical flow front for a constant pressure test and a variable pressure test
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Axes of ellipse in radial flow experiment under constant pressure 13
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Plot of the left-hand-side of Eq. (38) versus time to determine the permeability of an orthotropic fabric
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Radial flow in fabric preforms: a) isotropic preform; b) orthotropic preform; and c) orthotrropic preform at arbitrary orientation
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Predictions of transverse permeability of unidirectional fiber bed with square packing by the Carman-Kozeny and other equations
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Periodic array of fibers: a) square packing; and b) unit cell for computational model
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Bubble formation during transverse flow
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Periodic elliptical bundles showing different permeabilities inside the tows and in the inter-tow channels
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Change of principal directions due to preform deformation
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Deformation due to inlet pressure
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Micro-void formation during flow in the fiber direction
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Microvoid formation caused by different layers being used: a) higher permeability for the outside layer causes air voids in the laminate; and b) lower permeability on the outside layer causes pinholes on the surface
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Geometry of pultrusion model

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