Analysis of carbon - Carbon pyrolytic processes through kinetic viscoelastic modeling

Vassilis M. Drakonakis, James C. Seferis, Jae Do Nam, George C. Papanicolaou, Charalambos C. Doumanidis

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Curing process and phenomena description of thermoset - based carbon fiber reinforced matrices has been well achieved by successfully utilizing kinetic viscoelasticity modeling. Essentially, the change of fundamental material descriptors as a result of reaction kinetics is the main difference from classic viscoelasticity. Accordingly, the same concept can be applied for different kinetic phenomena with simultaneous curing and degradation. The application of this concept can easily be utilized in processing and manufacturing of carbon-carbon composites, where phenolic resin matrices are cured, degraded and reinfused in a carbon fiber bed. This work provides a major step towards understanding complex viscoelastic phenomena that go beyond simple thermomechanical descriptors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-89
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Advanced Materials
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011


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