Fracture analysis of vinyl ester composites under microwave condition

Lee, Kwan Shing (2005) Fracture analysis of vinyl ester composites under microwave condition. [USQ Project] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Vinyl ester (VE) with 33 percent Flyash composite has been widely used in the construction industry due to its superiority material properties but these composites suffer considerable shrinkage during the curing and hardening processes. Some researchers have proven that vinyl ester composite cured under microwave heat treatment will reduce the shrinkage problem. This purpose of this project is to research, measure and compare the fracture toughness of vinyl ester composite cured under ambient and microwave conditions by using the short bar test. Furthermore, the fracture surface is investigated by using the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM).


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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:22
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: vinyl ester (VE), microwave, styrene, linear elastic, fracture toughness, test rig, latin square, polymer, scanning electron microscope (SEM)
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091299 Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/495

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