A Study on the Fiber Orientation and Fiber Content Ratio Distribution during the Injection Molding for FRP

FRP의 사출성형에 있어서 섬유배향상태와 섬유함유율분포에 관한 연구

  • 김진우 (조선대학교 대학원 정밀기계공학과) ;
  • 이동기 (조선대학교 기전공학과)
  • Published : 2005.05.01


Injection molding is a very important industrial process for the manufacturing of plastics objects. During an injection molding process of composites, the fiber-matrix separation and fiber orientation are caused by the flow of molten polymer/fiber mixture. As a result, the product tends to be nonhomogeneous and anisotropic. Hence, it is very important to clarify the relations between separation' orientation and injection molding conditions. So far, there is no research on the measurement of fiber orientation using image processing. In this study, the effects of fiber content ratio and molding condition on the fiber orientation-angle distributions are studied experimentally. Using the image processing method, the fiber orientation distribution of weld-line in injection-molded products is assessed. And the effects of fiber content and injection mold-gate conditions on the fiber orientation are also discussed.