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A Kinetic Model of the Pyrolysis of Phenolic Resin in a Carbon/Phenolic Composite
Carbon
  • Kimberly A. Trick, University of Dayton
  • Tony E. Saliba, University of Dayton
  • Sarwan S. Sandhu, University of Dayton
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1997
Abstract

The potential for damage during the pyrolysis of phenolic/carbon composite material in the processing of carbon/carbon components is high. Accurately modeling the kinetics of the pyrolysis reaction could lead to improvements in processing. A mechanism for the pyrolysis of phenolic/carbon composite describing the reaction as occurring in three major regions is the foundation of a kinetic model. The peak separation of thermogravimetric weight loss data has been used to separately evaluate the three major regions of the reaction. Kinetic parameters for each region have been determined using a thermogravimetric data analysis method developed to account for the effect of temperature variation on the thermodynamic state of the pyrolyzing composite. The resulting model is shown to accurately predict the extent of reaction of the pyrolyzing phenolic/carbon composite as a function of temperature.

Inclusive pages
393-401
ISBN/ISSN
0008-6223
Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher
Elsevier
Peer Reviewed
Yes
Citation Information
Kimberly A. Trick, Tony E. Saliba and Sarwan S. Sandhu. "A Kinetic Model of the Pyrolysis of Phenolic Resin in a Carbon/Phenolic Composite" Carbon Vol. 35 Iss. 3 (1997)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kimberly_trick/1/