Rheological properties of Al2O3 nanoparticle toughened epoxy resins

Daijun Zhang, Gang Liu, Hui Zhang, Jianwen Bao, Zhong Zhang, Xiaosu Yi, Xiangbao Chen

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Abstract

The effect of nanoparticle content on the rheological properties of toughened epoxy resins was studied by measuring the isothermal viscosity-time curves of Al2O3 nanoparticle toughened epoxy resin at different temperatures. The chemorheological properties of toughened epoxy resin systems were analysed using the Dual-Arrhenius equation and a corresponding chemorheological model was established. The model agrees well with the experimental results and provides a theoretical basis for rational development of parameters for Al2O3 nanoparticle toughened epoxy resin based composite molding processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-105
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Composites Letters
Volume22
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Particle-reinforcement
  • Rheological properties
  • Thermosetting resin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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