Best percentage by weight of micro-spheres as fillers in phenolic resins, with fracture toughness as a benchmark

Davey, Robert James (2006) Best percentage by weight of micro-spheres as fillers in phenolic resins, with fracture toughness as a benchmark. [USQ Project] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Phenol formaldehyde was filled with Envirospheres slg to increase the strength and
fracture toughness of the composite for structural applications by the Centre of
Excellence in Engineered Fiber Composites (CEEFC), University of Southern
Queensland (USQ). In order to reduce costs, the Centre wishes to fill as much slg as
possible subject to maintaining sufficient impact toughness of the composites in
structural applications. This project varies the percentage by weight of the slg in the
composites which are then subjected to fracture toughness tests. The results show that
composite with 20 % by weight of the slg produces the highest impact values
combined with a reasonable fluidity for casting.


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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:05
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: phenol formaldehyde; envirospheres; hexion; polymers; slg; material testing system (MTS); particulate; fibre; laminar
Fields of Research (FoR): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091209 Polymers and Plastics
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2414

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