Contrast joints of glass-fibre with carbon-fibre reinforced low density polyethylene composite bonded by microwave irradiation

Ku, Harry S. (2005) Contrast joints of glass-fibre with carbon-fibre reinforced low density polyethylene composite bonded by microwave irradiation. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 24 (10). pp. 1035-1049. ISSN 0731-6844

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Abstract

This paper contrasts the loss tangent, durability of reinforcement and the lap shear strengths of 33 percent by weight random glass fibre reinforced low density polyethylene matrix composite [LDPE/GF (33%)] with 33 percent by weight random carbon fibre reinforced low density polyethylene matrix composite [LDPE/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.


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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. 'Copyright 2005 Sage Publications. This is the authors' version of the work. It is posted here with permission of the publisher for your personal use. No further distribution is permitted. For the definitive version of this article, please refer to the journal. To access the journal's website, use hypertext links above.'
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:18
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: variable frequency microwaves (VFM), loss tangent, 33% by weight glass fiber-reinforced low-density polyethylene [LDPE/GF (33%)], 33% by weight carbon fiber-reinforced low-density polyethylene [LDPE/CF (33%)], lap shear strength, Araldite
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1177/0731684405048203
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/289

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