Kinetics of curing process in carbon/epoxy nano-composites Articles uri icon

publication date

  • June 2018

start page

  • 012011-1

end page

  • 012011-7


  • 369

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1757-8981

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1757-899X


  • Epoxy resins are routinely used as adhesives, coatings, encapsulates, castingmaterials, and as matrix in composites. Their high crosslinking supposes too much rigidity,resulting in low toughness. Nano-filled addition could modify toughness, but it could alsomodify the curing process of the resin. Quality requirements of nano-composite (NC) imply acontrol of their curing process to ensure the mechanical properties of the material. Therefore,the aim of this work is to study the influence of carbon-based nano-fillers in the kinetics ofcuring of an epoxy resin. Three different methods are used in this work, Kissinger, Kamal andModel Free (MFK). The methods are complementary and provide information on the curingprocess of the nano-composites.