Accelerated microwave curing of fibre-reinforced thermoset polymer composites for structural applications: A review of scientific challengesCitation formats

  • External authors:
  • Chinedum Ogonna Mgbemena
  • Danning Li
  • Meng-fang Lin
  • Paul Daniel Liddel
  • Vijay Thakur Kumar
  • Hamed Yazdani Nezhad

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Accelerated microwave curing of fibre-reinforced thermoset polymer composites for structural applications: A review of scientific challenges. / Mgbemena, Chinedum Ogonna; Li, Danning; Lin, Meng-fang; Liddel, Paul Daniel; Katnam, Kali Babu; Kumar, Vijay Thakur; Nezhad, Hamed Yazdani.

In: Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, Vol. 115, 01.12.2018, p. 88-103.

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Mgbemena, CO, Li, D, Lin, M, Liddel, PD, Katnam, KB, Kumar, VT & Nezhad, HY 2018, 'Accelerated microwave curing of fibre-reinforced thermoset polymer composites for structural applications: A review of scientific challenges', Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, vol. 115, pp. 88-103. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2018.09.012

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Mgbemena, C. O., Li, D., Lin, M., Liddel, P. D., Katnam, K. B., Kumar, V. T., & Nezhad, H. Y. (2018). Accelerated microwave curing of fibre-reinforced thermoset polymer composites for structural applications: A review of scientific challenges. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 115, 88-103. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2018.09.012

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Mgbemena, Chinedum Ogonna ; Li, Danning ; Lin, Meng-fang ; Liddel, Paul Daniel ; Katnam, Kali Babu ; Kumar, Vijay Thakur ; Nezhad, Hamed Yazdani. / Accelerated microwave curing of fibre-reinforced thermoset polymer composites for structural applications: A review of scientific challenges. In: Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing. 2018 ; Vol. 115. pp. 88-103.

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abstract = "Accelerated curing of high performance fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites via microwave heating or radiation, which can significantly reduce cure time and increase energy efficiency, has several major challenges (e.g. uneven depth of radiation penetration, reinforcing fibre shielding, uneven curing, introduction of hot spots etc). This article reviews the current scientific challenges with microwave curing of FRP composites considering the underlying physics of microwave radiation absorption in thermoset-matrix composites. The fundamental principles behind efficient accelerated curing of composites using microwave radiation heating are reviewed and presented, especially focusing on the relation between penetration depth, microwave frequency, dielectric properties and cure degree. Based on this review, major factors influencing microwave curing of thermoset-matrix composites are identified, and recommendations for efficient cure cycle design are provided.",
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