Microwave pultrusion of graphite/epoxy composites using single frequency and variable frequency processing techniques

Aaron C. Smith, Amy M. McMillan, Martin C. Hawley

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Abstract

Experimental data of microwave pultrusion processing was gathered and will lead to the optimization of pulling speed and input power. A cylindrical, brass, single mode applicator was used to heat the graphite/epoxy composite prepreg tape using 2450 MHz single frequency and 2000-3000 MHz variable frequency processing, Extent of cure increased with an increase in microwave input power and a decrease in pulling speed for single frequency processing. Tensile and flexural strength measurements were made. Temperature gradients across the width of the prepreg decreased from approximately 40 °C to 10 °C with the application of variable frequency processing.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational SAMPE Technical Conference
EditorsB.A. Wilson, B.J. Hunter, R. May, L.L. Clements
PublisherSAMPE
Pages213-225
Number of pages13
Volume30
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 30th International SAMPE Technical Conference - San Antonio, TX, USA
Duration: Oct 20 1998Oct 24 1998

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1998 30th International SAMPE Technical Conference
CitySan Antonio, TX, USA
Period10/20/9810/24/98

Profile

Pultrusion
Graphite epoxy composites
Microwaves
Processing
Applicators
Brass
Bending strength
Thermal gradients
Tapes
Tensile strength

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Building and Construction
  • Polymers and Plastics

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Smith, A. C., McMillan, A. M., & Hawley, M. C. (1998). Microwave pultrusion of graphite/epoxy composites using single frequency and variable frequency processing techniques. In B. A. Wilson, B. J. Hunter, R. May, & L. L. Clements (Eds.), International SAMPE Technical Conference (Vol. 30, pp. 213-225). SAMPE.

Microwave pultrusion of graphite/epoxy composites using single frequency and variable frequency processing techniques. / Smith, Aaron C.; McMillan, Amy M.; Hawley, Martin C.

International SAMPE Technical Conference. ed. / B.A. Wilson; B.J. Hunter; R. May; L.L. Clements. Vol. 30 SAMPE, 1998. p. 213-225.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Smith, AC, McMillan, AM & Hawley, MC 1998, Microwave pultrusion of graphite/epoxy composites using single frequency and variable frequency processing techniques. in BA Wilson, BJ Hunter, R May & LL Clements (eds), International SAMPE Technical Conference. vol. 30, SAMPE, pp. 213-225, Proceedings of the 1998 30th International SAMPE Technical Conference, San Antonio, TX, USA, 10/20/98.
Smith AC, McMillan AM, Hawley MC. Microwave pultrusion of graphite/epoxy composites using single frequency and variable frequency processing techniques. In Wilson BA, Hunter BJ, May R, Clements LL, editors, International SAMPE Technical Conference. Vol. 30. SAMPE. 1998. p. 213-225.
Smith, Aaron C. ; McMillan, Amy M. ; Hawley, Martin C./ Microwave pultrusion of graphite/epoxy composites using single frequency and variable frequency processing techniques. International SAMPE Technical Conference. editor / B.A. Wilson ; B.J. Hunter ; R. May ; L.L. Clements. Vol. 30 SAMPE, 1998. pp. 213-225
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