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dc.contributor.advisorJack, David Abram, 1977-
dc.contributor.authorMailen, Russell.
dc.contributor.otherL-3 Communications.en_US
dc.contributor.otherBirkeland Current.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-15T18:39:56Z
dc.date.available2013-05-15T18:39:56Z
dc.date.copyright2012-12
dc.date.issued2013-05-15
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8582
dc.description.abstractThe manufacture of laminated composite materials using a thermosetting resin matrix is a complex process that can be understood with a knowledge of cure kinetics, heat transfer, and structural mechanics. During laminate manufacture, reinforcing fibers are impregnated with resin and subjected to catalytic conditions. Under these conditions, the resin transforms from liquid to solid as polymer chains form a crosslinked network. During this process, the phenomenological events of gelation and vitrification influence the ability to process the resin. Prediction of these events with kinetic modeling allows the optimization of the manufacturing process and insight into the final material properties. This thesis investigates the application of kinetic models to, specifically, the Pro-Set 117LV/229 epoxy system. Additionally, it is demonstrated that residual stresses develop in laminated composite as cure progresses. The residual stress state is affected by the processing history of the component and has an impact on component dimensionality and strength.en_US
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dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.subjectCure induced strain.en_US
dc.subjectCarbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP).en_US
dc.subjectVacuum assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM).en_US
dc.subjectAxisymmetric finite element analysis (FEA).en_US
dc.subjectThermosetting polymer cure kinetics.en_US
dc.titleInvestigation of induced thermo-mechanical response and cure kinetics during processing of carbon fiber reinforced plastics.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide access.en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsAccess changed 5/21/14.
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsBaylor University. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.en_US


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