Thermosets

1st Edition

Structure, Properties and Applications

Editors: Qipeng Guo
Hardcover ISBN: 9780857090867
eBook ISBN: 9780857097637
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 11th September 2012
Page Count: 328
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Preface

Part I: Structure and properties of thermosets

Chapter 1: Overview of thermosets: structure, properties and processing for advanced applications

Abstract:

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Network formation in thermosets

1.3 Gelation, vitrification and transformation diagrams

1.4 Thermoset formulations and compounds

1.5 Processing of thermosets

1.6 Advanced materials based on thermosets

1.7 Conclusions

Chapter 2: Mechanical properties of thermosets

Abstract:

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Overview of thermoset classes

2.3 Thermal properties

2.4 Mechanical properties

2.5 Conclusions

Chapter 3: Thermal properties of thermosets

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Thermal conductivity

3.3 Thermal stability

3.4 Flammability and smoke property

3.5 Thermal cure characteristics

3.6 Glass transition temperature (Tg)

3.7 The influence of thermal properties on application

3.8 Thermal properties of toughened thermoset and composites

3.9 Conclusion

Chapter 4: Rheology of thermosets: the use of chemorheology to characterise and model thermoset flow behaviour

Abstract:

4.1 Introduction

4.1 Thermoset flow simulation and key material properties required

4.3 Thermoset processes and chemorheological models

4.4 Conclusions and future trends

4.5 Sources of further information and advice

Chapter 5: Nanostructures and the toughening of thermosets

Abstract:

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Nanostructure formation during polymerisation

5.3 Nanostructure formation by self-assembly before phase separation

5.4 Nanostructure formation by reaction-induced micro-phase separation (RIMPS)

5.5 Nanostructure formation by addition of nanoparticles

5.6 Nan


Description

Thermosets are a key group of polymers. Understanding how their chemistry and structure affects their properties is essential to their manufacture and use in a range of applications. Thermosets: Structure, properties and applications reviews both factors affecting thermoset properties and how this understanding can be used to engineer thermosets for particular uses.

Part one reviews mechanical and thermal properties, the use of chemorheology to characterise and model thermoset flow behaviour, and the role of nanostructures in thermoset toughening. Applications of thermosets are the focus of part two, including the use of thermosets in the building and construction industry, aerospace technology and as insulation materials. Thermoset adhesives, including epoxy resins, acrylates and polyurethanes are also discussed, followed by a final review of thermosets for electrical applications.

With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Thermosets: Structure, properties and applications is an essential guide for engineers, chemists, physicists and polymer scientists involved in the development, production and application of thermosets, as well as providing a useful review for academic researchers in the field.

Key Features

  • Reviews factors affecting thermoset properties and how this understanding can be used to engineer thermosets for particular uses
  • Reviews mechanical and thermal properties, the use of chemorheology to characterise and model thermoset flow behaviour, and the role of nanostructures in thermoset toughening
  • Focuses on applications of thermosets, discusses thermoset adhesives, reviews thermosets for electrical applications

Readership

Engineers, chemists, physicists, polymer scientists; Those in the aerospace, IC, sporting equipment and coatings industries; Researchers and academics in this field


Details

No. of pages:
328
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780857097637
Hardcover ISBN:
9780857090867

Reviews

Thermosets are a key group of polymers. Understanding how their chemistry and structure affects their properties is essential to their manufacture and use in a range of applications. Thermosets: Structure, properties and applications reviews both factors affecting thermoset properties and how this understanding can be used to engineer thermosets for particular uses.

Part one reviews mechanical and thermal properties, the use of chemorheology to characterise and model thermoset flow behaviour, and the role of nanostructures in thermoset toughening. Applications of thermosets are the focus of part two, including the use of thermosets in the building and construction industry, aerospace technology and as insulation materials. Thermoset adhesives, including epoxy resins, acrylates and polyurethanes are also discussed, followed by a final review of thermosets for electrical applications.

With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Thermosets: Structure, properties and applications is an essential guide for engineers, chemists, physicists and polymer scientists involved in the development, production and application of thermosets, as well as providing a useful review for academic researchers in the field.


About the Editors

Qipeng Guo Editor

Professor Qipeng Guo holds a personal chair in polymer science and technology at Deakin University, Australia, where he leads the Polymers Research Group. He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry and has an international reputation for his polymer research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Deakin University, Australia