Modeling the evolution of the dynamic mechanical properties of a commercial epoxy during cure after gelation

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Abstract

The cure kinetics for a commercial epoxy have been established and the influence of the degree of cure on the glass transition determined. Time-temperature and time-conversion superposition principles have been built into a model that successfully predicts the development of the viscoelastic properties of the epoxy during isothermal cure from gelation to after vitrification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)495-508
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume76
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000

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