Compression molding of sheet molding compound (SMC) and long fiber-reinforced thermoplastics (LFT) are among the most relevant manufacturing processes for long fiber-reinforced plastics (DiCoFRP).
These processes, however, might be accompanied by a partly filled cavity. Moreover, flow-driven effects like a change in fiber orientation are inevitable. Therefore, it is most beneficial to predict those manufacturing effects in an early phase of product and process development.
SIMUTENCE is specialized in advanced methods for the virtual design of fiber-reinforced composites and hybrids, including the supply of process simulation methods for DiCoFRP. SimuFill is supplied as a software add-on, making the established finite element software Abaqus ready to be applied to advanced process simulation of DiCoFRP.