Kinetics of prepreg epoxy resin curing for aircraft body repair
Dahanayake, Jayangika Niroshani
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Dahanayake, Jayangika. 2014. Kinetics of Prepreg Epoxy Resin Curing for Aircraft Body Repair. -- In Proceedings: 10th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, Ks: Wichita State University, p. 73
Curing is the cross-linking of polymer chains, which results in toughening of polymer material and it is widely used in bonded composite repair for aerospace components. The main objective of this project is to analyze Cycom 5320 8HS epoxy resin prepreg (the repair "patch") curing data according to different models for the identification of reaction kinetics. Validation of the autocatalytic model has been confirmed for the analyzed curing process.
Presented to the 10th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Heskett Center, Wichita State University, April 25, 2014.
Research completed at Department of Chemistry, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Department of Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering