Prediction of shrinkage and warpage of injection molded plastic parts is a key issue of injection molding simulation. In the present work a U-shaped part is investigated experimentally and by means of state of the art injection molding simulation software. The part has thick walls in the corner where inner defects such as voids and porous zones may appear. Experiments and simulations were performed with POM and glass fiber reinforced polyamide. Measurements of pressure in the cavities and temperature profiles around the cavities were used to validate the numerical model. In case of POM it was found that warpage predictions are way off when the void volume is high and in good agreement when the void volume is minimized. No such correlation was observed in case of fiber reinforced materials. Here, shrinkage and warpage are dominated by the fiber orientation state with minor influence of the processing conditions. Predicted warpage was found to be extremely dependent on the used closure approximation.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemische Verfahrenstechnik (insg.)
- Polymere und Kunststoffe
- Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen und Fertigungstechnik
Fields of Expertise
- Mobility & Production
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