Low-cost non-autoclave, lightweight carbon fiber reinforced resin matrix composites (CFRP) components are widely used in automobile industry. This thesis is used a smaller-scale model (1:5) of automotive bonnet as an example, to systematically investigate the key issues in the development and implementation of assisted resin transfer molding process (VARTM) technology. Key issues such as development conversion design, simulation process parameters of VARTM and prototyping flexibility. In conclusion, this thesis successfully implements the developed process to fabricate low cost efficient CFRP composite bonnets using the VARTM process. It is believed that future successful implementation and conversion of existing car components via the process flow of this thesis can be of great commercial value and very promising in the lightweight construction of various industries.
Key words : Carbon Fiber、 Resin Matrix Composites 、Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Molding( VARTM)