Radiation Cuaring Studies on Polymer Matrices and Composites

Rao, Sandhya and Rao, RMVGK Radiation Cuaring Studies on Polymer Matrices and Composites. Project Report. National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore.

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    Abstract

    An investigation into the mechanical behaviour of microwave cured glass - epoxy composites was canied out and results compared with those of thermally cured composites. Microwave curing of a glass-fibre reinforced bi-functional epoxy resin system (LY556MY95 1) was carried out in a custom-built, multi-mode, industrial microwave cure equipment operating at a frequency of 2450 MHz. Through tensile, compression and flexural strength tests, it was demonstrated that, while the mechanical properties of microwave cured composites compared well with those of the thermally cured ones, the microwave curing process, per se, resulted in a significant reduction in the process cycle time and power consumption.

    Item Type: Proj.Doc/Technical Report (Project Report)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: microwave cure;thermal cure;glass-ep~xyc omposite;glass transition;temperature (Tg);mechanical properties
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aircraft Design, Testing & Performance
    Division/Department: Fibre Reinforced Plastics Division, Fibre Reinforced Plastics Division
    Depositing User: Mr Nisanth
    Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2011 10:12
    Last Modified: 14 Nov 2011 10:12
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/10052

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