Ticona, the engineering polymers business of Celanese Corporation, is presenting a 2013 Best Paper Award winner on integrative simulation technology for glass fiber reinforced parts during the 13th Annual SPE® Automotive Composites Conference Exhibition (ACCE) from Wednesday to Friday, Sept. 11 to 13, at the Diamond Banquet Conference Center in Novi, Mich.
David Sheridan, lead author and a senior design engineer at Ticona Engineering Polymers, will present “Integrated Anisotropic Simulation for Components Made from Glass Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics,” at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Virtual Prototyping & Testing of Composites - Part 4 session, Bronze/Silver Room.
The paper describes how accurately analyzing and predicting the mechanical behavior of components made from fiber-reinforced thermoplastics is complex, owing to the fact that fibers are individually oriented during injection molding. Finite-element analysis often uses isotropic material models, but accuracy of results can be improved if local fiber orientations are considered with anisotropic material properties. The paper introduces the analysis process and a practical application.
The organizing committee for the 2013 SPE ACCE will present the award for excellence in technical writing to Sheridan at 8:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11.
Other Ticona presentations at ACCE include:
• “Design & Development of Precision Plastic Gear Transmissions” by Sheridan - Part 1 at 9 a.m. and Part 2 9:30 a.m. on Thursday in the Tutorials - Part 3 session, Emerald/Amethyst Room
• “Energy Absorption of Automotive-Type Beam Structures in High-Speed Crush Testing: Metallics vs. Thermoplastic Composites” by Duane Emerson, 2012 Best Paper Award winner and a senior development engineer-Automotive O.E.M. Marketing Group - 8 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 13, in the Advances in Thermoplastics - Part 2 session, Emerald/Amethyst Room
• “Innovative Polyphenylene Sulfide Material Tailored for Robotic Manipulated Blow Molding” by Ke Feng, product technologist - 11 a.m. on Friday in the Advances in Thermoplastics - Part 3 session, Emerald/Amethyst Room
Ticona will exhibit a cross-section of a thermoplastic composite helicopter tailplane that won a 2013 JEC Innovation Award, as well as display thermoplastic solutions for composites used in light and tough components:
• Celstran® long fiber reinforced thermoplastics (LFRT) for weight reduction and parts/component integration applications
• Celstran® continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastics (CFR-TP) tapes, rods and profiles for highly stressed components
• Fortron® polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) with proven production performance in critical aerospace structural components
Ticona high-performance engineering polymers for automotive fuel system, electronic, energy storage, powertrain and thermal management applications include:
• Factor® and Compel® LFRT
• Celanex® thermoplastic polyester (PBT)
• GUR® ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE)
• Hostaform® / Celcon® acetal copolymer (POM)
• Thermx® polycyclohexylene-dimethylene terephthalate (PCT)
• Vectra® / Zenite® liquid crystal polymer (LCP)
Visit the Compounds and Composites page to read how Ticona engineering polymers offer a spectrum of advanced properties that are helping automotive original equipment manufacturers and tier suppliers improve quality while reducing weight and lowering production costs.
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