Eur. Phys. J. AP
Volume 13, Number 2, February 2001
|Page(s)||107 - 113|
|Published online||15 February 2001|
The inserted piezoelectric sensor method for monitoring thermosets cure
Groupe Ultrasons et diélectriques, Laboratoire de l'État Condensé (UMR CNRS 60087), Université du Maine, avenue Olivier Messiaen, 72085 Le Mans Cedex 9, France
2 Laboratoire GEMPPM (UMR CNRS 5510), INSA de Lyon, 20 avenue Albert-Einstein, 69621 Villeurbanne Cedex, France
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Revised: 2 January 2001
Accepted: 4 January 2001
Published online: 15 February 2001
An original method enabling the in-situ and real time monitoring of a polymer structure evolution using an inserted piezoelectric sensor is presented. The validation of this technique is done at constant temperature by comparison to the results obtained on several polymers by classical ultrasonic methods in practically the same conditions. The complete validation is achieved by monitoring the complex cure of a polymer matrix fibre reinforced composite PMR-15 under sever conditions of temperature.
PACS: 43.35.+d – Ultrasonics, quantum acoustics, and physical effects of sound / 81.70.-q – Methods of materials testing and analysis / 82.35.+t – Polymer reactions and polymerization
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