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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

Details

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

About the author

Qipeng Guo

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