Tensile tests of phenol formaldehyde SLG reinforced composites: pilot study

Ku, H. and Jacobson, W. and Trada, M. and Cardona, F. and Rogers, D. (2008) Tensile tests of phenol formaldehyde SLG reinforced composites: pilot study. Journal of Composite Materials, 42 (26). pp. 2783-2793. ISSN 0021-9983

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Abstract

Phenol formaldehyde was filled with Envirospheres SLG to increase the strength and impact toughness of the composite for structural applications by the Centre of Excellence in Engineered Fiber Composites (CEEFC), University of Southern Queensland (USQ). In order to reduce costs, the Centre wishes to fill as much SLG as possible subject to maintaining sufficient strength and impact toughness of the composites in structural applications. This project varies the percentages by weight of the SLG in the composites which are then subjected to tensile tests. The results show that composite with 10 % by weight of the SLG produces the highest yield, tensile strengths and Young’s modulus combined with a reasonable fluidity for casting.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. 'Copyright 2008 Sage Publications. This is the authors' version of the work. It is posted here with permission of the publisher for your personal use. No further distribution is permitted. For the definitive version of this article, please refer to the journal. To access the journal's website, use hypertext links above.'
Depositing User: Dr Harry Ku
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2009 06:11
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:12
Uncontrolled Keywords: yield strength; tensile strength; Young’s modulus; phenol formaldehyde; phenolic resin; envirospheres; SLG
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091209 Polymers and Plastics
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1177/0021998308096334
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4807

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