Properties and mechanical behaviour of novel sandwich composites made of syntactic foam and paper skin

Islam, Md Mainul and Kim, Ho Sung (2007) Properties and mechanical behaviour of novel sandwich composites made of syntactic foam and paper skin. In: 5th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics (ACAM 2007), 10-12 Dec 2007, Brisbane, Australia.

Abstract

Novel sandwich composites made of syntactic foam core, paper skin, and starch adhesive for interface between syntactic foam core and paper skin, were manufactured by varying starch content in adhesive for interface. Two different microsphere size groups (SL75 and SL300) were employed for syntactic foam core manufacture with pre-mould processing method. Mechanical behaviour of manufactured sandwich composites in relation with properties of constituent materials is studied. Skin paper contributed to increase up to 40% in estimated flexural strength over syntactic foams, depending on starch content in adhesive between syntactic foam core and paper skin. Small microsphere size group (SL75) for syntactic foam core was found to be advantageous in strengthening of sandwich composites for a given starch content in adhesive.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Publisher does not formally support archiving.
Depositing User: Dr Mainul Islam
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 21 May 2008 04:51
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: adhesion, manufacture, paper, properties, sandwich composites, starch, syntactic foam
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4143

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