Volume 2, Issue 3 (July 1980)

    Characterizing Rheological Cure Behavior of Epoxy Composite Materials

    CODEN: CTROAD

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    Abstract

    Composite structures are now being fabricated into primary aircraft components. These laminates are critical to the structural integrity of the aircraft and represent significant material-labor costs to produce. Unfortunately, most fabrication facilities experience random, apparently unexplained, part rejections due to variations in cure ply thickness, porosity, and voids. This study deals with the application of rheological characterization techniques to elucidate the unpredictable process behavior of composite structures. The rheological properties of epoxy polymers are directly related to the reaction cure dynamics, flow, gas-liquid transport, and consolidation of the laminate.


    Author Information:

    Thuen, JM
    Narmco Materials Inc., Costa Mesa, CA

    Hinrichs, RJ
    Narmco Materials Inc., Costa Mesa, CA


    Stock #: CTR10705J

    ISSN: 0884-6804

    DOI: 10.1520/CTR10705J

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    Title Characterizing Rheological Cure Behavior of Epoxy Composite Materials
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee D30