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The evolution of thermosetting polymers in a conversion–temperature phase diagram

Authors

  • Humberto E. Adabbo,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Mar del Plata, (7600) Mar del Plata, Argentina
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  • Roberto J. J. Williams

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    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Mar del Plata, (7600) Mar del Plata, Argentina
    • The authors are research members of the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Argentina
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Abstract

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.

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