Resin-fiber wetting and bonding in resin transfer molding and structural reaction injection molding

N. Patel, L. J. Lee, W. B. Young, M. J. Liou

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Resin transfer molding (RTM) is an attractive alternative for the production of high performance composites in terms of both production economics and versatility. Structural reaction injection molding (SRIM) is in principle, similar to resin transfer molding. SRIM uses a RIM machine to fill the mold and the injection pressure in very high (of the order of 2.4 MPa). Here the chemical reaction is activated by impingement mixing. The objective of this paper is to study resin-fiber wetting and bonding in RTM/SRIM. Two types of experiments were carried out in this study: experiments to study the filling characteristics of reinforcements using a non-reactive Newtonian liquid, and experiments to analyze the effects of flow rate and reinforcement temperature on the wetting and bonding at the fiber-resin interface, and hence on the tensile strength of composite samples.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Event49th Annual Technical Conference -ANTEC '91 - Montreal, Que, Can
Duration: 1991 May 51991 May 9


Other49th Annual Technical Conference -ANTEC '91
CityMontreal, Que, Can

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics


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