Tensile strength of sawdust reinforced phenolic resin composite materials

Shekhar, Shashi (2008) Tensile strength of sawdust reinforced phenolic resin composite materials. [USQ Project] (Unpublished)

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[Abstract]: The basic aim of this project is to study the tensile strength properties of sawdust reinforced phenolic resin composites. The phenolic resin composite materials with sawdust as filler are tested for tensile strength, where sawdust composition is varied from 5%-15% by weight. Also, three different grain sizes of sawdust were used simultaneously: 1.18mm, 300 microns and 425 microns. The composite is made from: Resin-Hexion Cellobond J2027L, Catalyst-Hexion Phencat 15 & Sawdust. Earlier project works have covered phenolic resin composites with other filler materials such as glass powder, slg, etc. and/or for studying other properties such as flexural strength of sawdust reinforced resin composites. This project comprising the study of the sawdust reinforced composites for tensile strength properties would enable us to further understand detailed behaviour of phenolic composites. Sawdust helped in increasing the tensile strength of the phenolic resin composites. Also these are commercially cheap to produce and hence, have tremendous potential in various fields such as civil, defence, automobile industry, etc.


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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 Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 07 May 2009 02:58
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:17
Uncontrolled Keywords: phenolic resin; phenolic composites; sawdust; tensile strength; tension testing
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091304 Dynamics, Vibration and Vibration Control
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5198

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