Using Finite Element Analysis as a Design Tool for Rotamoulded Parts

Bhabha, Hashim (2013) Using Finite Element Analysis as a Design Tool for Rotamoulded Parts. In: BPF Rotational Moulders Group Tooling Seminar, 25th April 2013, MPH Training and Conference Centre, Gateshead, Newcastle, UK..

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Abstract

In the context of rotational moulding (RM), linear medium density polyethylene (LMDPE) is by far the most popular thermoplastic for load-bearing parts (e.g. underground water tanks), primarily because of its wide processing window, ideal melt flow properties, low cost and excellent toughness. On the other hand, the stiffness of LMDPE is relatively low in comparison to alternative polymers such as polypropylene; this low stiffness warrants the application of finite element analysis (FEA) on load-bearing RM designs to validate their structural integrity before production. An exploration of applying FEA in the design of rotamoulded parts is presented.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Additional Information: Department of Engineering and Applied Design. A presentation exploring the use of finite element analysis in the design of rotationally moulded parts. The presentation was delivered to the British Plastics Federation Rotational Moulders Group.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Event Title: BPF Rotational Moulders Group Tooling Seminar
Event Location: MPH Training and Conference Centre, Gateshead, Newcastle, UK.
Event Dates: 25th April 2013
Depositing User: Hashim Bhabha
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2020 08:31
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2020 08:31
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/5361

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