Due to their low density, foams are attractive for a wide variety of applications. They are used as shock absorbers (crash absorption) or for sound and heat insulation and can be found as seat structures in all kinds of vehicles (wheelchairs, car seats, aircraft seats).
Our software solution FOAM simulates the expansion process of foams in arbitrary geometries and offers the possibility to calculate in advance the foam formation process as well as the resulting foam density in closed shapes. To estimate the necessary parameters for the foam model, targeted expansion tests in cylindrical containers with integrated temperature measurement are sufficient. On this basis, the model parameters are determined automatically and used directly to simulate complex foam filling processes.