Application of thermosetting cure diagrams

S. L. Simon, J. K. Gillham

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The application of time-temperature-transformation (TTT) isothermal cure diagram and the continuous heating transformation cure diagram (CHT) for understanding the curing process is described. It is used to design time/temperature cure paths for various processing operations. A reaction model is used to describe the experimental Tg versus time data for the epoxy-rich and an amine-rich system in both kinetically and diffusion controlled regimes. Gelation and vitrification are two principal transformations which may occur during cure.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1994
EventProceedings of the 52nd Annual Technical Conference ANTEC 94. Part 1 (of 3) - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: May 1 1994May 5 1994


ConferenceProceedings of the 52nd Annual Technical Conference ANTEC 94. Part 1 (of 3)
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA


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