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The effect of post-cure duration on the mode I interlaminar fracture toughness of glass-fibre reinforced vinylester

Tucker, R; Compston, Paul; Jar, P-Yue


The effect of different post-cure conditions on the mode I fracture toughness of a vinylester resin and its glass-fibre reinforced composite counterpart has been studied. Two sets of parameters were investigated. The first was the post-cure duration at constant temperature; 90 °C for 1, 4 and 24 h. The second, for resin toughness only, was a combination of post-cure temperature and duration; 90 °C/4 h, 80 °C/8 h and 70 °C/16 h. The results show that the post-cure increases toughness. This trend...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing
DOI: 10.1016/S1359-835X(00)00116-0


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