We fabricate unidirectional carbon fiber-reinforced dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) composites cured by the frontal polymerization technique. A homogenized thermo-chemical model is proposed to study the manufacturing process. We then solve the proposed model using a nonlinear finite element solver to investigate the evolution of the temperature and degree of cure during the fabrication process. Simulation of curing process of glass fiber-reinforced DCPD composites and carbon fiber-reinforced epoxy composites are added to demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed framework and to study the effects of different fibers on the front characteristics; maximum temperature and front velocity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2019
Event22nd International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM 2019 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: Aug 11 2019Aug 16 2019


Conference22nd International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM 2019


  • Fiber-reinforced polymer composites
  • Frontal polymerization
  • Multiphysics modeling
  • Nonlinear finite element method
  • Reaction-diffusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • Ceramics and Composites

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