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Study of Thermal Behavior of Thermoset Polymer Matrix Filled with Micro and Nanoparticles

B. Reine1 J. Di-Tomaso2 G. Dusserre1 P. Olivier1
1Université de Toulouse, UPS, INSA, Mines Albi, ISAE, ICA, IUT, Dept. GMP, Toulouse Cedex, France
2RESCOLL - Société de Recherche, Pessac Cedex, France

Temperature distribution in a representative volume element including spherical particles.

This paper addresses the study of thermal behavior of thermoset polymer matrix filled with microparticles. A numerical model was developed with COMSOL Multiphysics to get a random spatial distribution of fillers in a representative volume element (RVE). This model was then compared to an analytical reference model (Hamilton model) and experimental results. This comparison highlights a good correlation between analytical and numerical models and a small divergence with experimental results.

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