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Article title MODELING OF THICK-WALLED COMPOSITE STRUCTURE CURE PROCESS
Authors I.G. Samochenko, G.N. Toiskin, V.V. Doubrov, M.B. Flek, S.N. Shevtsov
Section SECTION V. MATHEMATICAL MODELING TECHNOLOGICAL AND ECONOMIC PROCESSES
Month, Year 06, 2010 @en
Index UDC 517.958:678.5.046
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Abstract A mathematical model of epoxy-based resin curing at forming of a thick-walled composite structure is presented. A differential equations system link a kinetic equation of the resin cure, that has derived from the differential scanning calorimetry investigation, with heat conduction equation taking into account a phase transfer from liquid to gel and next to solid phase. The model was implemented in Comsol Multiphysics software, and it demonstrate the spacio-temporal patterns of propagation of a curing front in a formed composite body.

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Keywords Composite material; thermoset resin; curing process; kinetic equations; exothermal heat.
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