Integrated design and novel tooling and process optimisation of microwave processing of composites
SIMUTOOL project: Horizon 2020 EU funded project – GA number 680569
The main concept of SIMUTOOL is the full modelling and simulation of the MicroWave (MW) heating process using a combination of established modelling software packages (for the physicochemical phenomena) and CAD/CAE software packages which take into account the MW oven, novel tool, interactions of MWs with all the materials inside the oven, modelling of the feedback loop control, and optimisation of the process. The final aim was to offer a modelling and simulation toolset of the MW heating process to the composites industry that does not exist today. Such a toolset will provide a comprehensive insight into the physical and chemical phenomena that occur during the process. It will enable industries to take full advantage of the MW heating process.