Pushing the limits of VARTM

Thomas D. Juska, H. Benson Dexter, William H. Seemann

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Since vacuum assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM) has proven to be a low cost method capable of fabricating large structures, investigations have been made into increasing the application of this process. The effects of increasing the fracture toughness of glass fabric laminates; increasing the hot/wet strength of carbon laminates; and the development of process modifications which allows the fabrication of large structures in one stage are investigated. The fracture toughness of room temperature cured glass fabric reinforced VARTM laminates can be improved with a toughened vinyl ester.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-43
Number of pages11
JournalInternational SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition (Proceedings)
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 43rd International SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition. Part 1 (of 2) - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: May 31 1998Jun 4 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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