WIT Press

Characterisation Of Reaction Kinetics Of Epoxy Resin Systems For Rapid RTM-process

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CP980111

Volume

21

Pages

8

Published

1998

Size

571 kb

Author(s)

Hermann Mosler, Siegmund von Manitius, Thierry Luthy, Martin Hintermann, Gerhard Ziegmann and Paolo Ermanni

Abstract

As the Resin Transfer Moulding (RTM) process develops towards its application in mass production, processing time becomes an ever more critical issue. Using the Modulated Differential Scanning Calorimetry (MDSC) the heat capacity and the thermal conductivity of both the epoxy resin system and of the composite can be calculated by computer assisted evaluation. At the same time, the reaction kinetics (exothermal heat) of the resin system can be calculated during the whole filling and curing process. High mechanical properties at low weight are the result of using continuous fibres for reinforcement and advanced resin systems for the impregnation in

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