5th International Conference on Flow Processes in Composite Materials (FPCM-5)
Plymouth UK, 12-14 July 1999


Conference Chairman

John Summerscales, University of Plymouth

FPCM-5 International Technical Committee

SG Advani, University of Delaware, USA
D Bhattacharyya, University of Auckland, NZ
I Crivelli-Visconti, Università di Napoli, Italy
K Friedrich, IVW Kaiserslautern, Germany
RB Gebart, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
J Goshawk, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK
TG Gutowski, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
RS Jones, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK
PJ Mallon, University of Limerick, Ireland
J-A Månson, École Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
CM ÓBrádaigh, University College Galway, Ireland
R Parnas, National Institute for Standards and Technology, USA
RB Pipes, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
AJM Spencer, University of Nottingham, UK
F Trochu, École Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
K Walters FRS, University of Wales Aberystwyth, Wales


The page numbers indicated below are those in the printed Proceedings (ISBN 1-870918-01-0) which is sold-out.
All papers published in the proceedings were presented at the Conference.

Selected papers were refereed and subsequently published in Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 2000, A31(12), 1287-1444 with an introductory editorial.
The CPAASM link in a cell below is the DOI for the ScienceDirect record.

Conference website

Delegate List

Local Organising Committee

Stephen Grove
Denise Horne
Eirian Jones
Tim Searle
David Short

Monday 12 July 1999 Tuesday 13 July 1999 Wednesday 14 July 1999
09:00 Welcome and introductions   
Session A: Deformation Processes
Chairman: Spencer Jones
Session D2: Resin Transfer Moulding
Chairman: Staffan Toll
Session D4: Resin Transfer Moulding
Chairman: Staffan Lundström
09:15 KEYNOTE PAPER: Constitutive equations for fabric-reinforced viscous fluids
pp 3-10         AJM Spencer (UK) CPAASM
09:00 KEYNOTE PAPER: Modelling and control of liquid composite mold filling process
pp 109-124    EM Sozer, S Bickerton and SG Advani (USA) CPAASM
09:00 KEYNOTE PAPER: Flow prediction in real structures using optical coherence tomography and lattice Boltzmann mathematics
pp 291-302    JP Dunkers, FR Phelan, CG Zimba, KM Flynn, RC Peterson, X Li, JG Fujimoto and RS Parnas (USA)
10:00 Hot drape forming of thermoset matrix composites - characterisation and simulation
pp 11-21    ER Simon, RA Canavan, PJ Murray, E Geraghty and CM ÓBrádaigh (Ireland/UK)
09:45 Finite element modelling of the RTM process
pp 125-135    Z Dimitrovová and L Faria (Portugal)
09:45 Improving the resin transfer moulding process for fabric reinforced composites by modification of the fabric architecture
pp 303-310    NRL Pearce, F J Guild and J Summerscales (UK) CPAASM
10:30 Tea/Coffee 10:15 Analysis of three-dimensional resin transfer mold filling process
pp 137-142    ST Lim, BJ Jung, MK Kang and W Il Lee (Korea)
10:15 Predictions and measurement of the permeability and capillary pressure in capillary flows through woven fabrics
pp 311-318    SC Amico and C Lekakou (UK) CPAASM
Session B: Fabric Properties
Chairman: Conchúr ÓBrádaigh
10:45 Tea/Coffee and Poster session 10:45 Tea/Coffee
11:00 Characterisation and prediction of compaction force and preform permeability of woven fabrics during the resin transfer moulding process
pp 25-35    EM Sozer, B Chen, PJ Graham, T-W Chou and SG Advani (USA)
Session E: Rheology/viscoelasticity
Chairman: Richard Parnas
Session G: Resin Infusion under Flexible Tooling (RIFT) Processes
Chairman: John Summerscales
11:30 Compression of thermosetting fabric materials
pp 37-44    DM Binding, K Fisher and RS Jones (UK) CPAASM
11:30 A viscoelasticity model for deformable reinforcement material in liquid composite moulding
pp 211-218    J Bréard, Y Henzel, F Trochu, S Cadinot, A Saouab and G Bouquet (Canada/France)
11:15 Low cost manufacturing of composite integral armour using resin transfer and resin infusion molding processes
pp 321-328    AD Kelkar and U Vaidya (USA)
12:00 Influence of preform compressive behaviour in liquid composite moulding
pp 45-52    V Michaud, H J Grajzgrund and J-A E Månson (Switzerland)
12:00 Rheological characterisation of discrete long glass fibre (LGF) reinforced thermoplastics
pp 219-226    SF Bush, FG Torres, JM Methven, S Al-Araj and GL Chin (UK) CPAASM
11:45 Special problems due to vacuum injection of large ship structures
pp 329-336    WS Leenders, R Marissen and L v/d Drift and B Boon (The Netherlands)
12:30 Experimental studies and computer simulations of the draping of woven fabrics
pp 53-60    U Mohammed, C Lekakou and MG Bader (UK) CPAASM
12:30 Rheology of non-Brownian fibres with adhesive contacts
pp 227-232    M Chaouche and DL Koch (France/USA)
12:15 Lunch
13:00 Lunch 13:00 Lunch  
Session C: Continuous Fibre Thermoplastics
Chairman: Stephen Grove
Session F: Continuous Processes
Chairman: David Short
Session H: Forming Sheet Materials
Chairman: Debes Bhattacharyya
14:00 Winding of extruded thermoplastic tapes by using a hot air heat source
pp 63-69    P Klein, P Reinicke, F Haupert and K Friedrich (Germany)
14:00 KEYNOTE PAPER: Analysis of roll forming continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastics sheets
pp 235-256    D Bhattacharyya, RJ Dykes and PJ Hunter (New Zealand) CPAASM
13:15 Study on the flow behaviour of SMC products
pp 339-344    H Hamada, T Hasegawa, E Tanigaki and H Naito (Japan)
14:30 Flow of thermoplastics through fiber assemblies
pp 71-78    JD Muzzy, Y Zhang, and J Bradley (USA)
14:45 Pultrusion of braided thermoplastic commingled yarn - simulation of the impregnation process
pp 257-264    G Bechtold, K Kameo, F Längler, H Hamada and K Fredrich (Germany)
13:45 Fibre network and compression moulding of polymer composites
pp 345-354    MA Dweib and CM ÓBrádaigh (Ireland)
15:00 Tea/Coffee 15:15 Sheet extrusion and thermoforming of discrete long glass fibre (LGF) reinforced polypropylene
pp 265-272    FG Torres and SF Bush (UK) CPAASM
14:15 Influence of the sheet forming technique on the drapability of low cost textile reinforced thermoplastic composites
pp 355-364    S Baeten and I Verpoest (Belgium)
Session D1: Resin Transfer Moulding
Chairman: Suresh Advani
15:45 Tea/Coffee 14:45 Squeeze flow rheology in large tools
pp 365-372    CF Vahlund and BR Gebart (Sweden)
15:30 KEYNOTE PAPER: Numerical simulation of mould filling for three-dimensional composite parts
pp 81-89    JF Remacle, J Bréard, and F Trochu (Canada)
Session D3: Resin Transfer Moulding
Chairman: Francois Trochu
15:15 Fabric Integrated GMT
pp 373-381    TM McMahon, PJ Mallon, RW Roberts, PA Butler (Ireland)
16:15 Simulation of resin intrusion during injection moulding
pp 91-97    GP Matthews and CJ Ridgway (UK)
16:15 Modelling of the permeability of non-crimp-stitched fabrics
pp 275-281    S Lundström and M Zetterberg (Sweden) CPAASM
15:45 Closing Session, then Tea/Coffee
16:45 Isothermal flow simulation of liquid composite moulding
pp 99-106    Xiao-Lin Liu (Australia) CPAASM
16:45 Longitudinal flows in arrays of parallel fibres
pp 283-288    S Toll (Sweden)
17:40 Depart from Conference Centre for Civic Reception followed by a Boat Trip. 19:15 Depart for Conference Dinner at the Moorland Links Hotel on Dartmoor  
Poster Session Injection moulding: mathematical modelling and numerical simulations
pp 145-152    D Antonelli and A Farina (Italy) CPAASM
Measurement of the principal components of the in-plane permeability of woven fabrics
pp 153-159    E Heardman, C Lekakou and M G Bader (UK)
The development of a dielectric system for the on-line cure monitoring of the resin transfer moulding process
pp 161-169    A McIlhagger, D Brown and B Hill (UK) CPAASM
Creep and recovery in bi-polymer composites
pp 171-178    DWA Rees and A Clayton (UK)
Assessment of optimum molding conditions of injection molding process by discrete optimum technique
pp 179-182    A Yokoyama and Y Maki (Japan)
RTM hemp fibre-reinforced polyester composites
pp 183-190    G Sebe, NS Cetin and CAS Hill (UK)
Directional solidification of Al-Cu in-situ composite
pp 191-198    T H Youssef, S F Moustafa, R A Essawy, I Moustafa and E A Sultan (Egypt)
Experimental investigation and flow visualisation of the resin transfer mould filling process for non-woven hemp reinforced phenolic composites
pp 199-208    MOW Richardson and ZY Zhang (UK) CPAASM

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