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Title: Toughening of highly crosslinked epoxy resin systems
Author: Stein, Jasmin
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2013
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Highly crosslinked epoxy resin systems are essential in aerospace applications due to the high operating temperatures. Although highly crosslinked epoxy resins have the required glass transition temperature (Tg) for the application, they are inherently brittle and matrix toughness is improved by incorporation of a second phase. Previous studies have focused mostly on toughening of lightly crosslinked epoxy systems, whereas this study investigates toughening of a highly crosslinked epoxy resin system using thermoplastic toughners poly(ether sulfone) (PES) and a poly(methyl methacrylate)-b- poly(butyl acrylate)-b-poly(methyl methacrylate) (MAM) block copolymer (BCP).
Supervisor: Potluri, Prasad; Wilkinson, Arthur Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: block copolymer ; PES ; epoxy ; composite ; resin film infusion ; fracture toughness ; impact