Simulation of polymer forming processes: addressing industrial needs

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Proceedings titleThe 14th International ESAFORM Conference On Material Forming: ESAFORM 2011
Series titleAIP Conference Proceedings; no. 1353
ConferenceThe 14th International Esaform Conference on Material Forming: EASOFORM 2011, April 27-29, 2011, Belfast, Ireland, United Kingdom
Pages694701; # of pages: 8
SubjectPolymer processes; material models; optimization; permeability; finite elements; multi-body contact; plastic fuel tanks
AbstractThe objective of this paper is to present the development of simulation and design optimization capabilities, for polymer forming processes, in the context of addressing industrial needs. Accomplishments generated from close to twenty years of research in this field, at the National Research Council (NRC), are presented. Polymer forming processes such as extrusion blow moulding, stretch blow moulding and thermoforming have been the focus of the work, yet the research is extendable to similar polymer forming operations such as micro-blow moulding, sheet blow moulding and composites stamping. The research considers material models, process sequence integration and design optimization, derivative processes and 3D finite elements with multi-body contact.
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AffiliationNRC Industrial Materials Institute; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number54248
NPARC number18359691
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