Yield and tensile strength of vinyl ester composites cured by microwaves

Ku, H. and Trada, M. and Puttgunta, V. C. and Kota, V. (2007) Yield and tensile strength of vinyl ester composites cured by microwaves. Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, 21 (4). pp. 517-526. ISSN 0920-5071

Abstract

In the previous investigation, it was found that the difference in Young’s modulus, ultimate tensile strength and yield strength between microwave cured vinyl ester particulate composites and those cured under ambient conditions is minimal provided low power microwaves are combined with short duration of exposure. The results also show that microwave cured composite samples will result in smaller shrinkage with the similar values of mechanical properties mentioned above than those samples cured under ambient conditions. The reduction in the shrinkage of the resins by microwaves will enable the manufacture of large vinyl ester composite items possible. This research with more data collected is to confirm the earlier results. The values of mechanical properties considered in the two studies are very near and reliable.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Depositing User: Dr Harry Ku
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:40
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: Young's modulus; microwaves; Poisson's ratio; yield strength; tensile strength
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091209 Polymers and Plastics
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1163/156939307780616847
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/1355

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