Lap shear strength comparison between different random glass fibre reinforced thermoplastic matrix composites bonded by adhesives using variable frequency microwaves (VFM) irradiation

Ku, Harry S. and Siores, Elias and Ball, James A. R. and Taube, Alex and Siu, Fred (2003) Lap shear strength comparison between different random glass fibre reinforced thermoplastic matrix composites bonded by adhesives using variable frequency microwaves (VFM) irradiation. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part L: Journal of Materials: Design and Applications, 217 (1). pp. 65-75. ISSN 1464-4207

Abstract

[Abstract]: This paper compares the lap shear strengths of 3 types of random glass fibre reinforced thermoplastic matrix composites joined by adhesives using microwave energy. Variable frequency microwave (VFM) (2 – 18 GHz) facilities are used to join thirty three percent by weight random glass fibre reinforced low density polyethylene composite [LDPE/GF (33%)], thirty three percent by weight random glass fibre reinforced polystyrene composite [PS/GF (33%)] and thirty three percent by weight random glass fibre reinforced Nylon 66 composite [Nylon 66/GF (33%)]. With a given power level, the composites were exposed to various exposure times to microwave irradiation. The primer or coupling agent used was 5-minute two-part adhesive.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: 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 01:03
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: variable frequency microwaves (vfm); complex relative permittivity; loss tangent; glass fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composites; lap shear strength; araldite
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 01 Mathematical Sciences > 0199 Other Mathematical Sciences > 019999 Mathematical Sciences not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100505 Microwave and Millimetrewave Theory and Technology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2347

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