Reinforcement of components is often a subject of investigation in several engineering fields. The goal of reinforcing a product could be to increase its strength, reduce costs, reduce weight, increase durability, etc. Different approaches could be followed to try to gain further understanding on the actual contribution of the reinforcement towards optimizing the product. Material properties could be a variable under investigation but also reinforcement orientation is known to be a critical factor affecting the material behavior. In this blog we will focus on the proces to wind a fiber reinforced product and show the ease of understanding the variables involved in the manufacturing process. To show such manufacturing process we will use the commercially available Simulia Abaqus finite element software.
In this blog we will focus on the capabilities of Simulia Abaqus to assist in simulating the Blow-Stretch Molding process and use those outcomes like varying wallthicknesses, axial and circumferential Strains, and local obtained material specifications to use that as a basis for a Top Load Analysis on the same plastic bottle.