Study on Bismaleimide Modified TDE-86 Epoxy Resin

  •  Daofang Shi    
  •  Xiaoqing Wu    


In the study, BMI was modified by Ortho-diallyl Bisphenol A under certain conditions and got performed polymer. Epoxy resin was modified by the performed polymer using nadic methyl anhydride (MNA) as curing agent. The study investigated the manufacturability, thermal and mechanical properties of modified resin. The manufacturability of the modified resin was indicated by viscosity- temperature, viscosity- time and the gel time curves. Thermal properties of modified resin were characterized by means of dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA). According to per GB/T standard, mechanical properties of resin casting body like impact strength and tensile strength were tested. The results demonstrated that the viscosity of modified resin is below 200mPa.s at 60°C and the gel time is 110mins at 120°C. The modified resin can be used in the resin transfer moulding (RTM) process of all kinds of complex structural composites. The incorporation of the performed polymer improves the heat resistance of epoxy resin. The glass transition temperature (Tg) of the modified epoxy resin is 201.2°C and improves 44°C. The impact strength of the modified epoxy resin is 8.061KJ/m2. The tensile strength and tensile modulu of the modified are 60.9MPa and 3.89GPa. The present paper observed electron micrographs of impact fracture cross-section of modified resin systems. The results showed that the fracture of the modified resin is ductile fracture.

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