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Analysis and optimization of temperature distribution in carbon fiber reinforced composite materials during microwave curing process

Analysis and optimization of temperature distribution in carbon fiber reinforced composite materials during microwave curing process

Li, Nanya, Li, Yingguang, Hang, Xiang and Gao, James (2014) Analysis and optimization of temperature distribution in carbon fiber reinforced composite materials during microwave curing process. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 214 (3). pp. 544-550. ISSN 0924-0136 (doi:10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2013.10.012)

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Abstract

Vacuum assisted microwave curing technologies and modified optical sensing systems have been employed to investigate the influence of ply orientation and thickness on through-thickness temperature distribution of carbon fiber reinforced composite laminates. Two different types of epoxy systems have been studied. The results demonstrated that the ply orientation did not affect the temperature distribution of composite materials. However, the thickness was an important influencing factor. Nearly 10 ◦C temperature difference was found in 22.5 mm thick laminates. Through analyzing the physical mechanisms
during microwave curing, the temperature difference decreased when the heat-loss in surface laminates was reduced and the absorption of microwave energy in the center laminates was improved. The maximum temperature difference of the samples formed using the modified microwave curing technologies in this research could be reduced by 79% to 2.1 ◦C. Compared with the 5.29 ◦C temperature difference of laminates using thermal heating process, the maximum temperature difference in laminates using modified microwave curing technologies was reduced by 60%, and the curing time was cut down by 25%.

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Additional Information: [1] The Author's Accepted Manuscript version is attached. [2] Please cite this article as: Li, Nanya, Li, Yingguang, Hang, Xiang and Gao, James (2014) Analysis and optimization of temperature distribution in carbon fiber reinforced composite materials during microwave curing process. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 214 (3). pp. 544-550. ISSN 0924-0136 (doi:10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2013.10.012) [3] NOTE: This is a PDF file of an unedited manuscript that has been accepted for publication. The manuscript will undergo copyediting, typesetting, and review of the resulting proof before it is published in its final form. Please note that during the production process errors may be discovered which could affect the content, and all legal disclaimers that apply to the journal pertain. [4] Acknowledgements (funding): This project is supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant no. 51305195), and jointly supported by the “Outstanding Talents Cultivation Fund” of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NE2012003).
Uncontrolled Keywords: microwave curing, composite materials manufacturing, temperature distribution, optimization
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Centre for Innovative & Smart Infrastructure
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Last Modified: 02 Nov 2016 14:53
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/12305

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