Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 42, Issue 22, pp 9170–9175 | Cite as

Influence of novel additive on BMI resin and BMI resin matrix composite

  • B. Y. ZhangEmail author
  • M. Li
  • X. B. Chen


In order to achieve high performance BMI matrix composite manufactured by vacuum bag cure only technique, a novel additive WD-01 was selected to modify BMI-B resin based on modified polyetherketone (PEK-C) toughened 4,4′-bismaleimidodiphenyl methane (MBMI)/O,O′-diallybisphenol A (DABPA) system, and the properties of WD-01 modified BMI resin (BMI-WD) and resin matrix composite were investigated here. Results indicated that the cure shrinkage rate of BMI-B resin was reduced from original 4.0% to 1.8% and the surface morphology of neat resin casting were changed significantly by incorporating 1 wt.% WD-01, no change of chemical cure behavior of BMI resin was observed. Vacuum consolidated BMI-WD/T700 laminates had autoclave cure quality with excellent mechanical properties. A high performance of vacuum-bag curable prepreg with promising characteristics is being developed and expected to find use in advanced composite structures.


Dynamic Mechanical Thermal Analysis Excellent Mechanical Property Dynamic Mechanical Thermal Analysis Resin System Bismaleimide 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Beijing Institute of Aeronautical MaterialsBeijingP.R. China

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