Impact strength of vinyl ester composites cured by microwave irradiation: preliminary results

Cheng, Y. M. and Ku, Harry S. and Snook, Chris and Baddeley, Douglas (2004) Impact strength of vinyl ester composites cured by microwave irradiation: preliminary results. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part L: Journal of Materials: Design and Applications, 218 (L4). pp. 307-320. ISSN 1464-4207


[Abstract]: The shrinkage of vinyl ester particulate composites has been reduced by curing the resins under microwave conditions. The reduction in the shrinkage of the resins by microwaves will enable the manufacture of large vinyl ester composite items possible [1-4]. This project is to investigate the difference in impact strength between microwave cured vinyl ester particulate composites and those cured under ambient conditions. Drop weight impact test will be used to achieve the aim of the project [5]. The results show that the difference in the impact strength is minimal.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Publisher: Professional Engineering Publishing (Institution of Mechanical Engineers)
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information (displayed to public): Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions.
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 01:02
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: microwave irradiation, vinyl ester resins, fly ash, composite materials, shrinkage
Fields of Research (FoR): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials

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