Discontinuously fiber-reinforced composites
Parts made of discontinuously fiber-reinforced composites are shaped during a molding process. As this involves a significant flow of the filled polymer material, important properties like fiber orientation or temperature are constantly altered during mold filling. The resulting spatial distribution of such properties are vital input parameters for a meaningful warpage simulation. SimuFill allows to calculate the required data beforehand while SimuChain can be used to transfer the data to the warpage simulation model.
Supported manufacturing processes:
- Compression molding of long-fiber-reinforced thermoplastics (LFT), glass mat thermoplastics (GMT) and sheet molding compound (SMC)
- Injection molding with or without fibers