Publisher : The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers
DOI : 10.22634/KSME-A.19126.96.36.1999
Title & Authors
Numerical Modeling of Injection/Compression Molding for Center-gated Center-gated Disk (Part I) Kim, Ilhwan; Park, Seong-Jin; Chung, Seong-Taek; Kwon, Tai-Hun;
The present study attempted to numerically simulate the process in detail by developing an appropriate physical modeling and the corresponding numerical analysis for precision injection and injection/compression molding process of center-gated disk. In part I, a physical modeling and associated numerical analysis of injection molding with a compressible viscoelastic fluid model are presented. In the distribution of birefringence, the packing procedure results in the inner peaks in addition to the outer peaks near the mold surface, and values of the inner peaks increase with the packing time. Also, values of the density in the core region increase with the packing time. From the numerical results, we also found that birefringence becomes smaller as the melt temperature gets higher and that it is insignificantly affected by the flow rate and the mold temperature. As far as the density distribution is concerned, mold temperature affected the distribution of density especially near the wall. But it was not significantly affected by flow rate and melt temperature. Numerical results of birefringence coincided with experimental data qualitatively but didn't quantitatively.