I am pleased to announce that Dr. Gotro and Dr. Prime have recently published a book chapter in the ASM Handbook.
By: Jeffrey Gotro and R. Bruce Prime
The chapter is available at ASM Handbooks Online.
This article discusses the most common thermal analysis methods for thermosetting resins. These include differential scanning calorimetry, thermomechanical analysis, thermogravimetric analysis, and dynamic mechanical analysis. The article also discusses the characterization of uncured thermosetting resins as well as the curing process. Then, the techniques to characterize the physical properties of cured thermosets and composites are presented.