Syntactic foams consolidated with starch: mixing behaviour for post-mould processing

Islam, Md Mainul and Kim, Ho Sung (2007) Syntactic foams consolidated with starch: mixing behaviour for post-mould processing. Advanced Materials Research, 29-30. pp. 169-172. ISSN 1022-6680

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Abstract

The mixing required for post-mould gelatinisation of syntactic foams using starch as binder was studied. It was found that starch particles tend to adhere to hollow microspheres during mixing, forming agglomerates. A transition in the buoyancy of microsphere-starch phases was found at a particular volume fraction of starch. The transitional point was close to a volume fraction of starch at which a calculated relative density for a system consisting of multiple starch particles per microsphere was unity. Starch-microsphere inter-distance appears to be an important parameter affecting starch content in an agglomeration.


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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). This is a revised and extended version of a conference paper at http://eprints.usq.edu.au/4146/ .
Depositing User: Dr Mainul Islam
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 21 May 2008 04:29
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: Syntactic foam, Manufacturing, Starch, Hollow microsphere.
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4142

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