Thermoset Design for Agile Manufacturing
PPG Industries (K. Olson, C. Kutchko, I. Schwendeman, D. Fenn)
Drexel University (G. Palmese, C. Abrams, N. Alvarez, K. Lau)
Rowan University (J. Stanzione, W. Riddell, V. Beachley)
ARL (J. LaScala, T. Walter, P. Moy)
Oak Ridge National Laboratories (O. Rios)
SPONSOR: Army Materiel Command
Typically the toughness of epoxies (used in advanced composites) has been improved through the use of additives, but here we explore leveraging next-generation 3D printing techniques to improve dynamic fracture behavior with considerations of glass transition temperature, chain link densities and interface structure.