Commercially available simulation software was used to study the effect of processing conditions on the structural performance of glass-fiber-reinforced polypropylene. Processing conditions such as gate locations were used to evaluate the subsequent change in glass fiber orientation and its effect on structural performance of a demonstrative part. Results show that processing conditions play a critical role in the success of a structural composite and must be considered foremost in the design process.
- Learn about fiber mapping into FEA
- Discover the practical use of Project Sundance
- Discover the value of CAE to FEA simulation
- Discover the pros and cons of this method
Don Kosheba's professional career has been one of industrial growth in the injection molding field. His hands-on approach led him from the position of die setter to that of technical leader, processing engineer, tooling engineer, and advanced simulation expert utilizing Simulation Moldflow software (Cascade Engineering, 1988-2011). Don has experience in automotive, containers, furniture, and the appliance industry's products and designs. Don's continuing educational goal is to learn something new every day, and he has been doing this since 2011 as a technical service specialist for resin manufacturer Asahi Kasei Plastics in support of molding evaluations and CAE simulation.