Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering, Vol.24, No.5, 665-670, 2016
Warpage prediction of the injection-molded strip-like plastic parts
For most strip-like plastic injection molded parts, whose cross section size is much smaller than their length, the traditional Hele-Shaw model and three-dimensional model do not work well in the prediction of the war page because of their special shape. A new solution was suggested in this work. The strip-like plastic part was regarded as a little-curved beam macroscopically, and was divided into a few one-dimensional elements. On the section of each elemental node location, two-dimensional thermal finite element analysis was made to obtain the non-uniform thermal stress caused by the time difference of the solidification of the plastic melt in the mold. The stress relaxation, or equivalently, strain creep was dealt with by using a special computing model. On the bases of in-mold elastic stress, the final bending moment to the beam was obtained and the war page was predicted in good agreement with practical cases. (C) 2015 The Chemical Industry and Engineering Society of China, and Chemical Industry Press. All rights reserved.