Hygrothermal modeling of thick thermoset resin during electron-beam-cure - Part II: T-g-sigma(y)-P-v variations and optimization Academic Article uri icon


  • A hygrothermal thermoset resin-cure model has been developed, in conjunction with experimental data, for the e-beam processing of composites in terms of e-beam dose-time sequences in order to achieve full resin cure, minimum residual stresses and avoidance of moisture-induced cavitation within the resin system. This paper, as Part II of this study, summarizes dynamic characteristics of Tg y Pv rise and their modeling procedures together with an attempt at optimizing the e-beam-cure process. The modeling procedure of e-beam-induced cure kinetics, and the results of local temperature and degree of cure rise within the sample as a function of dose were presented in Part I.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Moon, S. W., Morgan, R. J., & Lau, S. C.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Moon, SW||Morgan, RJ||Lau, SC

publication date

  • January 2004