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Cure, Shrinkage and Properties of an Epoxy Material



O Sindt, S L. Simon, G B. McKenna, E Liang


This work focuses on obtaining data to perform realistic finite element models of residual stresses in composite parts made of toughened epoxy thermosets. The initial thrust of the work is aimed at studying the volumetric behavior before, during, and after cure. The cure kinetics were also examined in order to relate the volume shrinkage during cure to changes in conversion. In this paper, the DSC cure kinetic studies will first be summarized, followed by the dilatometric measurements.
Conference Dates
April 26-30, 1998
Conference Location
Conference Title
Society of Plastics Engineers


conversion, cure, epoxy, residual stress, shrinkage, thermoset


Sindt, O. , Simon, S. , McKenna, G. and Liang, E. (1998), Cure, Shrinkage and Properties of an Epoxy Material, Society of Plastics Engineers, Undefined (Accessed April 16, 2024)
Created April 30, 1998, Updated October 12, 2021