Polyurethane (PU) foam products exhibit various properties that make them attractive for a wide variety of applications. They are useful in shock applications, acoustics and thermal insulation. Industries such as the automotive, aircraft, refrigeration, construction and packaging industries in particular benefit from these features in fabricating cost-effective products.
Our FOAM solver simulates the expansion process of PU foams in any given geometry and offers the possibility to calculate the foam formation process as well as the resulting foam density in closed molds in advance. In order to estimate the necessary parameters for the foam model, targeted ascent experiments in cylindrical containers with integrated temperature measurement are sufficient. On this basis, the model parameters are determined and used directly to simulate complex filling processes.