Electron-beam curing of thick thermoset composites: Effect of temperature and fiber
2000 (English)In: Macromolecular materials and engineering (Print), ISSN 1438-7492, E-ISSN 1439-2054, Vol. 274, no 1, 20-24 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Electron-beam curing of thermoset resins used in fiber-reinforced composites has been investigated. Two resins, a bisphenol-A acrylate and methacrylate, were used as model systems. The temperature was monitored during cure to know the thermal history of the composite during cure. The thermo-mechanical properties were measured on the cured samples. It could be seen that all these values were influenced by the nature (glass or carbon) and amount (0-50 wt.-%) of fiber. A linear correlation was found between the maximum temperature during cure and the glass transition temperature. It was shown that it is possible to compensate for alack of heat during dire in systems with too low exotherms. Some influence on the network homogeneity was also noticed when the thermal energy available during cure was too low.
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2000. Vol. 274, no 1, 20-24 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-19733ISI: 000086899500003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-19733DiVA: diva2:338425
QC 201005252010-08-102010-08-10Bibliographically approved