Resin Curing Performance Analysis and Improvement of an Industrial Pultrusion Process
||20 May 2021
||10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
||Online via Zoom
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This research will initially cover reviewing the optimisation and characterisation techniques of a matrix curing using numerical analysis, empirical expressions and cure kinetics. This proposal stands for establishing a systematic methodology to simulate and characterise the curing kinetics of the matrix during pultrusion manufacturing to control the production line speed correlated to the thermal cycles which will lead to full matrix curing. This will be achieved through investigating the curing behaviour of the current products of Wagners using Dielectric analysis (DEA) and Cure Kinetics.An optimsed temperature profile would be developed to predict higher line speeds and validated by the proposed experimental program.The set goal of understanding the resin cure kinetics and building the model is to achieve incremental percentages in the manufacturing line speed by systematic modification of the temperature of heaters without compromising the curing degree of the final product.