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

Ku, H. S. (2008) Contrast joints of glass-fibre with carbon-fibre reinforced low density polyethylene composite bonded by microwave irradiation. Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, 22 (1). pp. 69-84. ISSN 0920-5071

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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: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Depositing User: Dr Harry Ku
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2008 05:29
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:00
Uncontrolled Keywords: variable frequency microwaves (vfm); loss tangent; 33 percent by weight glass-fibre-reinforced low density polyethylene [LDPE/GF (33%)]; 33 percent by weight carbon-fibre-reinforced low density polyethylene [LDPE/CF (33%)]; lap shear strength; Araldite
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 > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091505 Heat and Mass Transfer Operations
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1163/156939308783122760
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4014

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