Syntactic foams consolidated with starch: modelling for pre-mould processing

Islam, Md Mainul and Kim, Ho Sung (2007) Syntactic foams consolidated with starch: modelling for pre-mould processing. Advanced Materials Research, 29-30. pp. 165-168. ISSN 1022-6680

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Abstract

Various manufacturing parameters involved in the 'buoyancy method' were inter-related. An equation based on unit cell models for a relation between volume expansion ratio (VER) of bulk microspheres in aqueous starch and microsphere size was derived. A good agreement between the equation and experimental data was found. The inter-microsphere distance (MID) concept was introduced and it was demonstrated that the MID can be calculated numerically for microspheres with known statistical data.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author version deposited with blanket permission of publisher (Trans Tech).
Depositing User: Dr Mainul Islam
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 20 May 2008 04:55
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: syntactic foam, starch, hollow microsphere, analytical modelling, numerical analysis
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4141

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