Simulation and optimization of a slurry-based fiberglass preform manufacturing process

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As a part of the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles (PNGV) program directed by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is currently supporting various research and development projects identified by representatives of the U.S. Council for Automotive Research (USCAR) as high priority areas deserving special attention. A water-based slurry process for producing chopped fiberglass preforms that can be used in manufacturing structural automotive composites is being developed by researchers at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) and members of the Automotive Composites Consortium (ACC), as part of the U.S. Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (USAMP). ... continued below

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Johnson, R.W. & Landon, M.D. December 1, 1995.

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    Publisher Info: EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
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As a part of the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles (PNGV) program directed by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is currently supporting various research and development projects identified by representatives of the U.S. Council for Automotive Research (USCAR) as high priority areas deserving special attention. A water-based slurry process for producing chopped fiberglass preforms that can be used in manufacturing structural automotive composites is being developed by researchers at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) and members of the Automotive Composites Consortium (ACC), as part of the U.S. Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (USAMP). The main objective of the project is to achieve a uniform (by mass) distribution of fibers in the preform. To this end, computer modeling and experimental efforts are currently underway at the INEL. The present article reports strategy, progress and current results for the modeling effort. The modeling effort includes computational fluid dynamic simulations of the current process to help visualize process dynamics and computer-based design optimization that automatically adjusts process parameters to find the best design to meet the objective.

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OSTI as DE96002536

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  • 11. annual advanced composites conference, Dearborn, MI (United States), 6-9 Nov 1995

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  • Other: DE96002536
  • Report No.: INEL--95/00246
  • Report No.: CONF-9511141--1
  • Grant Number: AC07-94ID13223
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 135148
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc623510

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Johnson, R.W. & Landon, M.D. Simulation and optimization of a slurry-based fiberglass preform manufacturing process, article, December 1, 1995; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc623510/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.