A new pressurizable dilatometer for measuring bulk modulus of thermosets

Yan Meng, Paul O'Connell, Gregory B. McKenna, Sindee L. Simon

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Abstract

A new pressurizable dilatometer has been developed to measure the time-dependent bulk modulus of thermosets during cure. The bulk modulus is important because its magnitude is directly related to isotropic residual stress development in curing thermoset-reinforced composites. The instrument is described and initial calibration runs are shown.

Original languageEnglish
Pages335-339
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2005
EventSociety of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference 2005, ANTEC 2005 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: May 1 2005May 5 2005

Conference

ConferenceSociety of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference 2005, ANTEC 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period05/1/0505/5/05

Keywords

  • Bulk modulus
  • Dilatometry
  • Pressurizable dilatometer
  • Thermosets
  • Time-dependent

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