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Simulation of Injection Moulding of Thermoplastics

Code

ME-SIT1

Version

1.0

Offered by

Mechanical Engineering

ECTS

5

Prerequisites

The student must have passed the course ME-TMT1, ME-FEM1.

Main purpose

The main purpose of the course is to give the student a basic understanding of the possibilities within mould flow simulations of thermoplastic polymers for injection moulding.
Mould flow simulations help designers optimise the design of parts and moulds for injection moulding. The simulations provide information about mould filling, packing, cooling, warpage, flow rate, material viscosity etc.​


Knowledge

Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:

- Explain the use of Moldex3D in order to design proper parts and moulds for injection moulding.
- Explain in which way the model geometry influences the injection moulding process.
- Outline which parameters can be adjusted for an optimal injection moulding.
- Indicate the necessary data for the injection moulding.

Skills

Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:

- Use Moldex3D for parts and moulds analysis, for optimisation of parts and injection moulding process.

Competences

Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:

- Optimise plastic part and mould design by using advanced injection-moulding simulation.

Topics

Teaching methods and study activities

The course consists of mould flow simulations on own computer.
Course duration 12 weeks.
- 12 x 3 lessons based on computer simulations and homework.
- The workload for the students is approximated to be 140 hours.​

 
Study Activity Model
Category 1, Initiated by the lecturer with the participation of lecturer and students: 13 hours – 10%
Category 2: Initiated by lecturer with participation of students: 80 hours – 57 %
Category 3: Initiated by students with participation of students: 34 hours – 24 %
Category 4: Initiated by students with the participation of lecturer and students: 13 hours – 9%

Resources

Moldex3D and instruction videos

Evaluation

Examination

Requirements for attending examination
Mandatory course activities completed

Type of examination:
Individual oral examination based on a forehand given assignment.
-No preparation
-Internal censor​

Allowed tools:
None

Re-examination:
Please note that re-examinations may take a different form than the ordinary exams.

Grading criteria

Additional information

Responsible

Lili Persson

Valid from

8/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

Course type

Polymers and Composites

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