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SME Specific MeasuresCompetitive and Sustainable Growth

Exploratory Award

Proposal number EXAW-1999-01332

AcronymRTM OF CFRP STRUCTURES

Proposal titleResin Transfer Moulding of thin-walled Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic

structures for medical and aerospace applications

AbstractAn engineer needs design allowables and predicting models to design structures and plan the

manufacturing process. For resin transfer moulding (RTM) offibre-reinforced plastic

(FRP) structures the mould design and flow-strategy isbased on experience and trial and

error. Finite element tools are available to predict resin flow. But, accurate input-data in

the predicting model is essential.A large problem is formed by the lack of permeability

numbers for high fibrecontents (50% - 60%). At the moment the RTM-process of

products with relatively thick (t > 2 mm)laminates and low fibre volume fractions (15% -

25%) has rejection rates of lessthen 5%. Rejection rates of more then 50% can be found in

products with a laminatethickness of 0.5 mm and a fibre volume fraction of 50%.The

main project objective is to determine the design allowabless for RM of thin-walled (0.5 - 1

mm) CFRP structures at fibre volume fractions (50% - 60%),resulting in rejection rates of

5%.

Key ActionGROW-1.   Key action: Innovative products, processes and organisation

Start date20/11/2000End date20/11/2001

Intended Step 2 projectCooperative Research (CRAFT)Duration Exploratory Phase4 months

SME CoordinatorMSc. Sandro FELTRINCompany sizeS2

RIC SRL.

Via Meucci 3

31050 - Ponzano (TV)

Italy

Phone: 390422967413

Fax: 390422960266

Email: ric@albaclick.com

SME Proposer(s)

ORFIT INDUSTRIES N.V.BelgiumS3

Profile of partners for joining the project

Business areas34 - Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers

35 - Manufacture of other transport equipment

25 - Manufacture of rubber and plastic products

33 - Manufacture of medical, precision and optical instruments, watches and clocks

CommentsThe participants must be affiliated to manufacturing and / or applying structures of fibre

reiforced plastic at fibre volume fractions > 30%.

Last update18/6/2001

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