There are significant advantages to be gained in Electron Beam (EB) processing of composite materials over conventional thermal curing, such as, much shorter cure times than thermal curing, reduced thermal stresses in the cured part. In this study, effects of dose on mechanical properties of EB cured composites were investigated. Tensile testing of EB rayed glass fabric, dynamic mechanical analysis of EB cured resin, and evaluation of interfacial properties were performed. Moreover, tensile testing of EB cured woven fabric composites was conducted. Glass fiber was not affected by rayed dose. The best condition to cure resin was 90kGy, and too much dose caused degradation of resin. Interfacial properties of composites cured with over 90kGy were the same, and good adhesion at interface in composites was observed at 90kGy. Composites cured with 90kGy showed the highest mechanical properties.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
- Materials Science (miscellaneous)
- Polymers and Plastics
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering