Islam, Md Mainul and Kim, Ho Sung (2006) Syntactic foams consolidated with starch: mixing behaviour for post-mould processing. In: 4th International Conference on Advanced Materials & Processing (ICAMP-4), 10-13 Dec 2006, Hamilton, New Zealand.
Syntactic foam manufacturing method involving 'post-mould processing' was studied for potential building material applications. It was found starch particles tend to adhere to hollow microspheres during mixing, forming agglomerations. A transition in formation, after phase separation, of mixture volumes in water was also found to take place at a calculated relative density value of 1 for an agglomeration consisting of multiple starch particles and one microsphere. Starchmicrosphere inter-distance was discussed and considered to be an important parameter affecting starch content in an agglomeration.
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|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Publisher:||University of Waikato|
|Item Status:||Live Archive|
|Additional Information (displayed to public):||Revised and extended version of this paper is at http://eprints.usq.edu.au/4142/.|
|Depositing User:||Dr Mainul Islam|
|Faculty / Department / School:||Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department|
|Date Deposited:||26 May 2008 10:24|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 23:02|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||syntactic foam, starch, hollow microsphere.|
|Fields of Research (FoR):||09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials|
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