The Processing of a Novel Polymer Matrix for Wind Turbine Blades

Bethany Russell, Carwyn Ward, Shinji Takeda, Ian Hamerton

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The curing behaviour of a novel composite matrix formulation based on bisphenol A epoxy resin, an an-hydride curing agent, and a tertiary amine accelerator is investigated. The curing kinetics are studied using both isothermal and dynamic differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) experiments. The cure kinetics of the thermoset resin are best described by a modified autocatalytic model, where good agreement between experimental and predicted model results is obtained during the initial stages of the cure reaction.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 27 Sept 2018
EventThermosetting Resins 2018 Conference - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 25 Sept 201827 Sept 2018


ConferenceThermosetting Resins 2018 Conference


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