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.
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 1994|
|Event||Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Technical Conference ANTEC 94. Part 1 (of 3) - San Francisco, CA, USA|
Duration: May 1 1994 → May 5 1994
|Conference||Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Technical Conference ANTEC 94. Part 1 (of 3)|
|City||San Francisco, CA, USA|
|Period||05/1/94 → 05/5/94|