Electromagnetic radiation curing of an epoxy/fibre glass reinforced composite

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-423
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Radiation Applications and Instrumentation. Part C. Radiation Physics and Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes


Conventional curing processes for producing thermoset composites uses a thermal approach, which suffers from numerous disadvantages, including a long curing cycle time. This paper reports on an alternative curing process using an electromagnectic microwave radiation source operated at 2450 MHz. Results indicate that a significantly faster curing time was achieved, with the cured specimens having strength properties at least as high as those cured in a thermal curing process, with the modulus value being significantly higher. The effects of the irradiation was also found to be uniform throughout the thickness of the material, for a 100 mm thick specimen. © 1991 Published by Elsevier Ltd.

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