To estimate thermal profile for a Curing Tool.
The curing tool for epoxy resin was modeled using CAD tools and thermal analysis was performed to simulate the temperature distribution throughout the cross-section. The results obtained were found suitable to perform the curing process effectively.
A finite element model was developed through the CAD geometry to perform axisymmetric analysis of the curing tool. Appropriate physics were applied to simulate the temperature distribution across the oil channels. The results showed that the channels were adequately designed to maintain uniform temperature across the cross-section, ensuring that the adhesive joint will possess required shear strength.