Laboratoire de Thermocinétique de Nantes, France
Jean-Luc Bailleul is working on composite material processing since twenty year. Specially on the mastering of thermal cycle to control final pieces qualities in terms of their final mechanical properties and in terms of cycle time. Thus, he has developed a phenomenological model to describe heat generation during thermosets resins transformation. The specificity of his laboratory is the development of experimental tests benches to understand the physical phenomena that occurs in composite materials during their transformation. Since ten years he develops also some works on composites materials recycling. The result of all his works is that he has now a good hindsight on thermal phenomena influence on polymer processing.