Temperature Evolution During Processing of Thick‐Walled Anionic Polyamide 6 Composites: Experiment and Simulation

Julie Teuwen, Ab van Geenen, Harald Bersee

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Abstract

A 1‐D through‐the‐thickness transient heat transfer model is built to simulate the curing process of thick‐walled glass‐fibre‐reinforced anionic polyamide‐6 (APA‐6) composites. The temperature and the degree of polymerisation through the thickness of the composite are calculated and compared to the experimentally obtained results. The kinetic models describing the polymerisation behaviour of APA‐6 are implemented in the model. The kinetic model not taking into account the convection in the polymerisation process shows the best results. It is found that the predicted temperature profiles agree well with the experimental data.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)722-729
Number of pages8
JournalMacromolecular Materials and Engineering
Volume298
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2013

Keywords

  • anionic polymerisation
  • kinetics (polym.)
  • Modeling
  • Thermal properties
  • Vacuum infusion

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