Pre-mould processing for syntactic foams: modelling, theory and experiment

Islam, Md Mainul and Kim, Ho Sung (2008) Pre-mould processing for syntactic foams: modelling, theory and experiment. In: 13th International Conference on Applied Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering (AMME-13), 27-29 May, 2008, Cairo, Egypt.


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Pre-mould processing for syntactic foams made of starch and ceramic hollow microspheres was studied. A statistical model to relate various parameters such as volume expansion rate (VER) of initial bulk volume of microspheres (IBVMS),
microsphere size, microsphere volume fractions, minimum inter-microsphere distance (MID), and mixing ratio of microspheres was developed for theoretical relations. The
statistical model consists of cubic cells which can optionally be simple cubic (SC) or face centred cubic (FCC) or body centred cubic (BCC) cells. The theoretical relations
were verified with experimental/numerical data for various mixtures of microspheres and found to be capable of predicting effects of microsphere size and mixture ratio of
microsphere size groups on VER under various conditions arising from starch content in binder and IBVMS.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Depositing User: Dr Mainul Islam
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 30 May 2008 12:11
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2014 05:10
Uncontrolled Keywords: syntactic foam; hollow microsphere; gelatinisation; manufacture; starch; pre-mould; MID; microsphere size; volume expansion rate; IBVMS.
Fields of Research (FoR): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials

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