Contrast joints of glass-fibre with carbon-fibre reinforced polystyrene composite bonded by microwave irradiation

Ku, Harry S. (2003) Contrast joints of glass-fibre with carbon-fibre reinforced polystyrene composite bonded by microwave irradiation. Transactions, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, 10 (2). pp. 10-16. ISSN 1023-697X

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Abstract

[Abstract]: This paper contrasts the loss tangent, durability of reinforcement and the lap shear strengths of 33 percent by weight random glass fibre reinforced polystyrene matrix composite [PS/GF (33%)] with 33 percent by weight random carbon fibre reinforced polystyrene matrix composite [PS/CF (33%)] bonded using microwave irradiation. Fixed (2.45 GHz) and variable (2 – 18 GHz) frequency microwave (VFM) facilities are used to bond the two composites. With a given power level, the composites were exposed to various exposure times to microwave irradiation. The primer or coupling agent used for joining the glass-fibre-reinforced composite was 5-minute two-part adhesive, Araldite. No filler was used in joining the carbon-fibre-reinforced composite. The lap shear strengths of PS/GF (33%) obtained by FFM facility and VFMF are higher than those of PS/CF (33%). In all cases, the PS/CF (33%) absorbed too much microwave irradiation and this damaged the material (Ku et al., 2000c).


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version of paper deposited with permission of publisher.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:06
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: variable frequency microwaves (vfm), loss tangent, lap shear strength, Araldite
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2436

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