Performance of aluminium/vinylester particulate composite

Epaarachchi, Jayantha A. and Reushle, Matthew T. (2010) Performance of aluminium/vinylester particulate composite. In: PRICM7: 7th Pacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing, 2-6 Aug 2010, Cairns, Australia.

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Abstract

The performances of aluminum/vinylester particulate-composites were studied in detail in order to investigate its suitability for engineering applications. This study examined the suitability of atomised aluminum particles for particulate reinforcement of a vinyl ester resin. Mechanical properties were obtained for the composite by testing various percentages of aluminium powder (75-150 μm) and vinylester resin. It has been found that the inclusion of Al powder has not significantly changed the properties of vinylester resin, however an improvement in the ductility of the composite has been recorded. The optimal performances of the composite were exhibited by 15% Al composition. The properties of the particulate composites were modeled using numerous empirical models. Unfortunately a significant difference was found between some of the experimental and predicted properties of the Al/vinylester particulate composite. This paper intends to detail the variation of mechanical properties with the change of Al volume fraction in the composite and the performances of empirical models in prediction of the properties of particulate composites.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher's copyright restrictions. This paper was originally presented at the 7th Pacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing, PRICM-7; Cairns, QLD; 2 August 2010 through 6 August 2010.
Depositing User: Dr Jayantha Epaarachchi
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2011 07:10
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: aluminium powder; vinylester; particulate composite
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0904 Chemical Engineering > 090406 Powder and Particle Technology
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091209 Polymers and Plastics
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8699 Other Manufacturing > 869999 Manufacturing not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.654-656.2656
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/18320

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