Best percentage weight of microspheres as fillers in resin using three-point bending test

Gurney, Richard Noel (2006) Best percentage weight of microspheres as fillers in resin using three-point bending test. [USQ Project] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This project sought to find the best percentage by weight of microspheres as fillers in phenolic resin using a three-point bending test to determine material properties. With cost becoming a progressively important issue in the construction and engineering industry, finding and employing methods to reduce these costs are becoming increasingly more important. One cost reduction method that has been implemented is the introduction of microspheres as fillers when using phenolic resins for construction. These fillers can be used to reduce weight, while also reducing the cost of the final construction. The fillers are cheaper than the resin that they are ‘replacing’, and therefore cost reduction is seen as an immediate result.


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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 01:07
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: microspheres; fillers; three-point bending test; phenol formaldehyde; resin
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
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/2464

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