48 results for Kelly, Piaras, Conference item

  • Design of brazed or diffusion bonded joints between ceramic components

    Kelly, Piaras; Hills, DA; Nowell, D (1991)

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  • The Numerical Solution of Singular Integral Equations arising in certain Fracture Mechanics Problems

    Kelly, Piaras (2000)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Deviation from Darcy's Law During the Post-filling Stage of Resin Infusion

    Govignon, Quentin; Timms, J; Bickerton, Simon; Kelly, Piaras (2010)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    To allow for a better control of the quality of parts produced through the resin infusion process, it is necessary to understand the phenomenon happening during the post-filling stage of the process. This paper investigates the causes of the residual pressure gradient that can be observed at the end of the post-filling stage of the resin infusion and RTMLight processes. A modified formulation of Darcy???s law is presented along with experimental evidence in an attempt to verify and quantify the existence of a threshold pressure gradient in the case of flow through porous media.

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  • Numerical Simulation of the RTM Light Manufacturing Process

    Timms, J; Bickerton, Simon; Kelly, Piaras (2011)

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  • The Mechanics of Osteoarthritis: The Fracture Mechanisms of Rapidly Loaded Cartilage

    Kelly, Piaras; Oconnor, JJ (1996-01-01)

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  • A 2.5D Model of the Resin Infusion Process, Experiments and Simulation

    Govignon, Quentin; Verleye, B; Bickerton, Simon; Kelly, Piaras (2010)

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  • Why incongruous knee replacements do not fail early

    Kelly, Piaras; O'Connor, JJ

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  • The RTM-Light Manufacturing Process: Experimentation and Modelling

    MacLaren, Oliver; Gan, Jia; Hickey, Christopher; Bickerton, Simon; Kelly, Piaras (2009)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    An initial study was carried out to investigate key aspects of the RTM-Light process, in particular the effect of mould flexibility on process times, cavity thickness and pressure distributions. Radial and peripheral injection experiments have been performed, utilising mould platens of varied flexural stiffness. A simulation of these RTM-Light experiments was developed using an iterative coupling procedure to solve the fluid-mould interaction problem. Initial comparisons of experimental and numerical results are presented.

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  • Application of a Complete Tooling Force Analysis for Simulation of Liquid Composite Moulding Processes

    Bickerton, Simon; Kelly, Piaras (2006)

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  • Stresses and cracks in a theoretical model of a metal-backed tibial knee replacement component

    Kelly, Piaras; O'Connor, JJ (1996)

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  • Stress distributions within rapidly loaded cartilage - possible contributions to arthrosis

    O'Connor, JJ; Kelly, Piaras (1994)

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  • Challenges for Modelling Filling during Liquid Composite Moulding Processes

    Bickerton, Simon; Buntain, MJ; Kelly, Piaras (2003)

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  • Modelling the Viscoelastic Compression Behaviour of Fibrous Reinforcing Fabrics

    Bickerton, Simon; Kelly, Piaras; Buntain, MJ (2002)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The majority of fiber reinforced plastic manufacturing processes involve compressive deformation of the reinforcing material to be included in the product. The development of accurate process simulations will in many cases be dependent on our ability to provide good models for the deformation of these reinforcing structures. The viscoelastic behavior of preform materials in the absence of any matrix has been investigated, and the implications for Liquid Composite Molding (LCM) processes considered. Extending existing Resin Transfer Molding simulations to predict local and total tooling forces will require the development of viscoelastic preform deformation models. For other LCM processes that involve cavity thickness changes during mould filling, an accurate preform deformation model is essential in order to simulate mould filling. An experimental study is presented demonstrating the strong time dependent viscoelastic compression behavior of common LCM preform materials. A nonlinear viscoelastic model has been developed for constant speed preform compaction. The required empirical parameters have been derived from a series of characterization experiments performed on the preform materials studied.

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  • Modelling Forces Acting on Rigid, Non-planar Liquid Composite Moulding Tools

    Bickerton, Simon; Kelly, Piaras (2005)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The term Liquid Composite Molding (LCM) encompasses a growing list of composite manufacturing processes, including Resin Transfer Molding (RTM), Injection/Compression Molding (I/CM), and Vacuum Assisted RTM (VARTM). The RTM and I/CM processes utilise two-piece rigid moulds, which are subject to force components due to reinforcement compaction and internally generated resin pressure. The focus of this paper is prediction of tooling forces for RTM, which will allow efficient structural design of moulds, and selection of cost effective process parameters. Previous experimental work has demonstrated the influence of reinforcement compaction behaviour, which is strongly non-elastic. A viscoelastic compaction model has been developed which addresses both dry and wet response, and is implemented in RTM simulations of simple flat parts. Non-planar geometries introduce a tangential stress acting on mould surfaces, due to shear of the reinforcement. The tooling force analysis is extended to complex parts using an existing RTM filling simulation, LIMS, which has been developed at the University of Delaware.

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  • Mechanical design of joints incorporating metal interlayers

    Kelly, Piaras; Hills, DA; Nowell, D (1989)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    We undertake a theoretical study of the strength of a joint modelled as two rigid blocks (ceramic components) bonded by a thin, comparatively soft metal interlayer, loaded in tension. Slip-line field theory and the upper bound theorem enables us to suggest firm guidelines for the maximum thickness of the interlayer which enables the full strength of the ceramic to be achieved, by exploiting the constraint implicit in a thin layer. We go on to investigate the influence of flaws (poorly bonded regions) and show how a comparatively small region of poor adhesion (~5% debonding) can significantly reduce the strength of the joint. Quantitative information about the amount of de-bonding which can be tolerated in a particular configuration without loss of strength will be presented.

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  • The analysis of surface-breaking interface cracks

    Kelly, Piaras; Hills, DA; Nowell, D (1992)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    This paper discusses the analysis of a crack along an interface between two dissimilar elastic quarter planes for cases where the crack breaks the free surface. A dislocation density method of analysis is employed and the appropriate dislocation solution and far-field stress expressions are highlighted. Models for crack tip behaviour are discussed and it is shown that a simplified quadrature can be used to extract the crack extension force. Sample results for an interface crack loaded by constant crack face pressure are given.

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  • The quasi-static approximation for cracked interfaces in layered systems

    Pecorari, C; Kelly, Piaras (1999)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    For the last two decades the quasi-static approximation (QSA) has been the most commonly used approach for describing the interaction of ultrasonic waves with imperfect interfaces. The QSA is a low-frequency approximation and it can be used when the thickness of the interface is much smaller than the wavelength of the waves used to inspect the interface. Its most complete formulation has been presented by Baik and Thompson [1], and models the real interfacial imperfections as continuous, uniform distributions of springs and masses along the interface plane (see Fig 1).

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  • Nonconforming elements for liquid composite molding process simulations

    Kelly, Piaras; Jennings, S (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Liquid Composite Molding (LCM) processes are now a prevalent group of manufacturing methods for advanced composite materials. They offer many advantages over more traditional manufacturing methods, such as the ability to deal with large and complex shapes. Numerical simulations can lead to better predictions of process parameters. The standard procedure for the simulation of these processes is to use a Control Volume (CV) method. One problem with the CV method is that resin mass is not conserved on an element level, and this has consequences for accuracy. An attractive alternative to the CV method is to use a single grid of non-conforming finite elements. Such non-conforming elements encompass essential mass conservation properties. In this study it is shown how the standard non-conforming triangular element can be adjusted to ensure mass conservation on the element level and to ensure continuity of the fluid flux across inter-element boundaries. Numerical experiments are carried out which show that single grids of such elements, and nonconforming quadrilateral elements, produce accurate results in the case of the Injection Compression Molding process.

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  • Compaction of Dry and Wet Fibrous Materials during Infusion Processes

    Kelly, Piaras; Umer, Rehan; Bickerton, Simon (2004)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The objective of this study was to investigate the response of fibrous materials to compaction, since this response can affect significantly a number of important parameters, e.g. required tooling forces and fill-times, for some resin infusion manufacturing processes. A series of compression tests were carried out on both dry and wet (resin-impregnated) samples, at a number of different compaction speeds and to various final volume fraction levels. The materials were seen to exhibit a significant viscoelastic (stress relaxation) response, which changed according to whether the fibers were dry or wet. A thermomechanical model of fibrous material deformation was developed, incorporating the observed non-linear viscoelastic response, and the wet-dry change in response. The model is appropriate for the simple fibre compaction deformation which occurs during many of the liquid composite molding (LCM) processes. The model gives reasonably good results over a range of fiber volume fractions and compression speeds.

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  • Numerical Simulation of Liquid Composite Molding Processes

    Kelly, Piaras; Bickerton, Simon (2005)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Liquid Composite Molding (LCM) includes a range of composite materials manufacturing processes, for example Resin Transfer Molding (RTM), Injection Compression Molding (I/CM) and flexile-bag processes such as Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Molding (RTM). In these processes, resin is injected under pressure into a fully or partially-compacted fibrous preform before final cure. Mathematical models and numerical simulations of these manufacturing processes lead to better predictions of the filling times and preform final thicknesses, and of the optimal position of inlet gate location and inlet pressures. In this study, the governing equations of LCM are solved using a number of different variants of the Finite Element Method. In particular, a single fixed grid scheme which conserves fluid mass on the element level, and which ensures continuity of fluid flux across inter-element boundaries, is used and is shown to give accurate results.

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