Modelling of phase transitions and residual thermal stress of CTBN rubber modified epoxy resins during a pultrusion process

Antonino Valenza, Calabrese

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Abstract

The implicit finite difference and fourth order Runge-Kutta method are used both to solve the heat transfer problem in the pultrusion reaction and to calculate the temperature and conversiondistributions within a thermoset composite profile. The aim of our work is to study the influence of a rubbery phase added to the epoxy matrix in production conditions. The results have shown that the rubber modified systems have a low exothermic temperature peak value, so that neither the amount of cured resin nor the final product properties are limited. First of all we will show that the phase transition (gelation and vitrification) zones within the die change at varying the amount of rubber in the resin. Then the relationship between the position and of these zones and the resin systems will be discussed. At the end we will calculate the residual thermal stresses for all the investigated fibre/resin systems, evidencing their reduction when the rubber amount increases in the epoxy blend.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-139
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Polymer Processing
Volume22
Publication statusPublished - 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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