Lap shear strength comparison between two types of random carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic matrix composites bonded using variable frequency microwaves (VFM) irradiation

Ku, Harry S. and Siores, Elias and Ball, James A. R. (2002) Lap shear strength comparison between two types of random carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic matrix composites bonded using variable frequency microwaves (VFM) irradiation. Journal of Materials Synthesis and Processing, 9 (6). pp. 353-361. ISSN 1064-7562

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[Abstract]: Fibre reinforced thermoplastic matrix composite materials have very strong development in the last 10-12 years because of their potential advantages and unique characteristics that cannot be found in their thermosett counterparts. This paper compares the lap shear bond strengths of 2 types of random carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic matrix composites joined by microwave energy. Variable frequency microwave (VFM) (2 – 18 GHz) facilities are used to join thirty three percent by weight random carbon fibre reinforced low density polyethylene [LDPE/CF (33%)] and thirty three percent by weight random carbon fibre reinforced polystyrene [PS/GF (33%)]. With a given power level, the composites were exposed to various exposure times to microwave irradiation. The lap shear strengths of the joints were compared with those obtained using fixed frequency (2.45 GHz) microwave facility configuration. The VFMF was operated under software control, which provided automatic data logging facilities


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. 'The original publication is available at http://www.springerlink.com/content/1573-4870/.'
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 01:04
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: variable frequency microwaves (vfm), complex relative permittivity, loss tangent, carbon fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composites, lap shear strength
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2376

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