3. Modeling the Processing of Natural Fiber Composites Made Using Liquid Composite Molding

  1. Srikanth Pilla
  1. Reza Masoodi and
  2. Krishna M. Pillai

Published Online: 19 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118203699.ch3

Handbook of Bioplastics and Biocomposites Engineering Applications

Handbook of Bioplastics and Biocomposites Engineering Applications

How to Cite

Masoodi, R. and Pillai, K. M. (2011) Modeling the Processing of Natural Fiber Composites Made Using Liquid Composite Molding, in Handbook of Bioplastics and Biocomposites Engineering Applications (ed S. Pilla), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118203699.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, USA

Author Information

  1. Laboratory for Flow and Transport Studies in Porous Media, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 5 JUL 2011

Book Series:

  1. Wiley-Scrivener

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470626078

Online ISBN: 9781118203699

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Keywords:

  • natural fibers;
  • resin transfer molding;
  • RTM;
  • LCM;
  • polymer composites;
  • natural fiber composites;
  • permeability;
  • swelling;
  • flow modeling;
  • porous media

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction to Liquid Composite Molding (LCM) Processes

  • Introduction to the Use of Bio-fibers and Bio-resins in Polymer Composites

  • Physics for Modeling Mold-filling in LCM Processes

  • Numerical Simulation

  • Summary and Conclusions