The evolution of thermosetting polymers in a conversion–temperature phase diagram
Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
Copyright © 1982 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume 27, Issue 4, pages 1327–1334, April 1982
How to Cite
Adabbo, H. E. and Williams, R. J. J. (1982), The evolution of thermosetting polymers in a conversion–temperature phase diagram. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 27: 1327–1334. doi: 10.1002/app.1982.070270422
- Issue published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 14 SEP 1981
- Manuscript Received: 13 AUG 1981
A conversion–temperature phase diagram for thermosetting polymers is analyzed. The curing under different external conditions—isothermal, at a constant heating rate, adiabatic, and in a mold at constant wall temperature—is represented by definite trajectories in the phase diagram. Conditions related to incomplete curing or falsification of kinetic parameters are stated.