Host Institution: University of Bath
Start Date: 1st March, 2022
Duration: 2 years
Lead Investigator: Yang Chen
Accurate permeability data is key to high-fidelity resin flow simulations for Liquid Composites Moulding (LCM), yet remains an unsolved challenge due to variabilities at different length scales. This project will address this issue, by bringing powerful numerical methods for statistically accurate permeability calculations and filling fundamental knowledge gaps. Specific objectives are
(i) develop multi-scale numerical models for massive simulations;
(ii) study the permeability variability of textile fabrics using X-ray computed tomography and numerical simulations;
(iii) develop stochastic surrogate model for fabric permeability.