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Shear Properties of a Glass-Fibre-Vinylester Composite Cured with High Intensity Ultraviolet Light for Use in Automated Manufacturing Processes

Di Pietro, Adriano; Compston, Paul


This work presents preliminary results on the potential for rapid curing of a glass-fibre/vinylester composite with high-intensity ultraviolet (UV) light. Two 10-ply laminates were manufactured by hand lay-up with a resin formulated with a photo-initiator (Derakane 411-350 vinylester and Ciba Specialty Chemicals Irgacure 819 photo initiator). For the first laminate, all 10 plies were laid-up at once, then cured in approximately 4 minutes using a high intensity 200 Watt mercury short arc UV...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Advanced Composites Letters


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