A simulation method to estimate closing forces in car-sealing rubber elements

Ordieres-Meré, Joaquín and Muñoz Munilla, Victor and Bello García, Antonio and González Marcos, Ana (2012). A simulation method to estimate closing forces in car-sealing rubber elements. "International Journal of Vehicle Design", v. 59 (n. 4); pp. 249-271. ISSN 0143-3369. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJVD.2012.048979.

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Title: A simulation method to estimate closing forces in car-sealing rubber elements
Author/s:
  • Ordieres-Meré, Joaquín
  • Muñoz Munilla, Victor
  • Bello García, Antonio
  • González Marcos, Ana
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: International Journal of Vehicle Design
Date: 2012
ISSN: 0143-3369
Volume: 59
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: numerical simulation; product design; large deformations; viscoelastic rubber; nonlinear contact problem; viscoelastic properties; sealing and mechanical operations for rubber
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The door-closing process can reinforce the impression of a solid, rock-proof, car body or of a rather cheap, flimsy vehicle. As there are no real prototypes during rubber profile bidding-out stages, engineers need to carry out non-linear numerical simulations that involve complex phenomena as well as static and dynamic loads for several profile candidates. This paper presents a structured virtual design tool based on FEM, including constitutive laws and incompressibility constraints allowing to predict more realistically the final closing forces and even to estimate sealing overpressure as an additional guarantee of noise insulation. Comparisons with results of physical tests are performed.

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Item ID: 15644
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/15644/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:15644
DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.2012.048979
Official URL: http://www.inderscience.com/info/inarticletoc.php?jcode=ijvd&year=2012&vol=59&issue=4
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 08 Dec 2013 12:22
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 15:54
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