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Gewählte Doctoral Thesis:

Günter Horst Wuzella (2017): ANALYSE DER VERNETZUNGSKINETIK VON DUROPLASTEN UND DEREN BEDEUTUNG FÜR DAS BESCHICHTEN UND VERKLEBEN PFLANZEN-BASIERTER WERKSTOFFE.
Doctoral Thesis - Holzforschung und Holztechnologien (WST), BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 181. UB BOKU obvsg FullText

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Abstract:
Within the scope of the present cumulative doctoral thesis six scientific papers were published which illustrates that modern reaction model-free (=isoconversional) kinetic analysis (ICKA) methods represents a universal and effective tool for the controlled processing of thermosetting materials. In order to demonstrate the universal applicability of ICKA methods, the thermal cure of different thermosetting materials having a very broad range of chemical composition (melamine-formaldehyde resins, epoxy resins, polyester-epoxy resins, and acrylate/epoxy resins) were analyzed and mathematically modelled. Some of the materials were based on renewable resources (an epoxy resin was made from hempseed oil; linseed oil was modified into an acrylate/epoxy resin). With the aid of ICKA methods not only single-step but also complex multi-step reactions were modelled precisely. The analyzed thermosetting materials were combined with wood, wood-based products, paper, and plant fibers which are processed to various final products. Some of the thermosetting materials were applied as coating (in form of impregnated décor papers or powder and wet coatings respectively) on wood substrates and the epoxy resin from hempseed oil was mixed with plant fibers and processed into bio-based composites for lightweight applications. From the final products mechanical, thermal, and surface properties were determined. The activation energy as function of cure conversion derived from ICKA methods was utilized to predict accurately the thermal curing over the course of time for arbitrary cure conditions. Furthermore the cure models were used to establish correlations between the cross-linking during processing into products and the properties of the final products. Therewith it was possible to derive the process time and temperature that guarantee optimal cross-linking as well as optimal product properties.

Betreuer: Teischinger Alfred
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