Research Center for Engineering of
                Systems with Complex Fluids
Title: The control of nanomagnetic fluids during the production of composite parts components made by RTM
Published In: 4th Joint EC / NSF Workshop on Nanotechnology - Tools and Instruments for Research & Manufacturing, Organised by the European Comision and the Nationale Science Foundation of the United States of America, Hosted by MINATEC, Office for Official Publication of the European Communities, – 12 – 13 June, 2002, Grenoble, France, pp. 77 - 78
Description: Abstract: A research has started to demonstrate the possibility of obtaining nanocomposites with the aid of the RTM – Resin Transfer Moulding process and the inclusions of nanofluids. The finds obtained so fat will be described in the paper together with the problems that will need further research. The idea is to use the magnetic nanofluids mixed with a thermosetting resin and applying a magnetic field which will force the flow in the direction that are needed. The research will have to address the influence of magnetic fluids in process parameters, mainly with cure conditions, as well as the influence in mechanical properties. Being RTM more and more used to produce advance composite materials, particularly for aeronautic applications, there is a need to assure that full permeability (micro and macro) is obtained, to avoid dry fibers and voids, in other words to get a sound part. It will also be necessary to see if the nanomagnetic particles will stay in structure after cure or if it will force to go an area that will be cut afterwards. If they remain in the structure a research will have to be made to tailor magnetic properties.
Publication year: 2002
Keywords:nanocomposites, resin transfer moulding, magnetic nanofluids, mechanical properties, nanomagnetic particles
Download Paper: Paper
Authors: MARQUES Antonio Torres , CRAINIC Nicolae , BICA Doina , VEKAS Ladislau , Novoa Paulo Jorge ,
Type: International Conference Proceedings
Laboratory: Rheology Laboratory
Institution: UPT