Integration of a Multi-scale Homogenization Model into Finite Element Software for Predicting Mechanical Properties of Bulk Moulding Compound (BMC) Composite
International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Applications
Volume 5, Issue 4-1, July 2017, Pages: 26-32
Received: May 26, 2017; Accepted: Jun. 1, 2017; Published: Jul. 17, 2017
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Le Thi Tuyet Nhung, Department of Aeronautical & Space Engineering, School of Transportation Engineering, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Viet Nam
Vu Dinh Quy, Department of Aeronautical & Space Engineering, School of Transportation Engineering, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Viet Nam
Vu Quoc Huy, Department of Aeronautical & Space Engineering, School of Transportation Engineering, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Viet Nam
Phan Truc Dien, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Faculty of Transport Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
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Abstract
Bulk Moulding Compound (BMC) is a short fiber composite with random orientation, used in many industrial sectors such as automotive, electrical,... Design and optimization of composite structures made of BMC meet difficulties due to the nature of this material and thus have not been integrated in the finite element software. This paper introduces a method to build and integrate a new computational model into finite element software (ABAQUS). The chosen model is a multi-scale homogenization model, which helps to calculate mechanical properties of composite materials by using the properties of the components and orientation tensor. This integration can be applied for prediction of composite properties on many kinds of materials, reducing time and cost for suppliers when it comes to optimization of mechanical properties.
Keywords
BMC, Short Fiber Composite, Multi-scale Homogenization, Abaqus Plugin
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Le Thi Tuyet Nhung, Vu Dinh Quy, Vu Quoc Huy, Phan Truc Dien, Integration of a Multi-scale Homogenization Model into Finite Element Software for Predicting Mechanical Properties of Bulk Moulding Compound (BMC) Composite, International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Applications. Special Issue:Transportation Engineering Technology - Part III. Vol. 5, No. 4-1, 2017, pp. 26-32. doi: 10.11648/j.ijmea.s.2017050401.15
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