A study of microwave reaction rate enhancement effect in adhesive bonding of polymers and composites

Shuangjie Zhou, Martin C. Hawley

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Abstract

Microwaves have been investigated as an efficient alternative energy source for polymers and composites processing. In this paper, microwaves are applied in bonding two polymer composites with an epoxy-based adhesive. Results were compared with thermal process. Microwaves reduced the bonding time dramatically, which resulted from faster curing of the adhesives. The literature disagreed on whether localized superheating of functional groups or specific non-thermal effects are the main reason of microwave enhancement of reaction rate. In this study, the mechanism of microwave fast curing was investigated and the experimental results supported localized superheating of the functional groups as the main mechanism of reaction rate enhancement of microwave energy.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Pages303-309
Number of pages7
JournalComposite Structures
Volume61
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2003

Profile

Reaction rates
Adhesives
Polymers
Microwaves
Composite materials
Functional groups
Curing
Processing

Keywords

  • Adhesive bonding
  • Composites
  • Curing
  • Microwave
  • Polymers
  • Reaction rate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Ceramics and Composites

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A study of microwave reaction rate enhancement effect in adhesive bonding of polymers and composites. / Zhou, Shuangjie; Hawley, Martin C.

In: Composite Structures, Vol. 61, No. 4, 09.2003, p. 303-309.

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