Modeling of chemorheology of thermoset cure by modified WLF equation

Jovan Mijovic, Chee Hung Lee

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Abstract

An analysis of chemorheology of cure of a formulation composed of diglycidyl ether of bisphenol‐A (DGEBA) type epoxy resin and a mixture of aromatic amines was performed. A series of kinetic and rheological tests were run, and the experimentally obtained results were checked against the proposed model. A modified form of the classical Williams–Landel–Ferry (WLF) equation was used to model the chemorheology of the formulation. To arrive at the appropriate form of the modified WLF equation, expressions were developed for (i) the cure kinetics, (ii) the glass transition temperature as a function of the degree of cure, and (iii) the changes in parameters C1 and C2 as a function of temperature. By using these correlations in conjunction with the WLF equation, good agreement between predicted and experimental findings was observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)889-900
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 20 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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