Flexural tests of phenol formaldehyde and SLG composites: pilot study

Cardona, F. and Rogers, D. and Gurney, R. and Trada, M. and Ku, H. (2009) Flexural tests of phenol formaldehyde and SLG composites: pilot study. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 28 (22). pp. 2761-2769. ISSN 0731-6844

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Abstract

Phenol formaldehyde was filled with Envirospheres slg to increase the strength of the composite for structural applications by a research Centre on composites, 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 of the composites in structural applications. This project varies the percentage by weight of the slg in the composites which are then subjected to flexural tests. The results show that composite with 25 % by weight of the slg produces the highest flexural strength and Young’s modulus combined with a reasonable fluidity for casting; the highest flexural strain was achieved when the percentage by weight of slg is 10 %.


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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.
Depositing User: Dr Harry Ku
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2010 11:20
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: flexural strength; flexural strain; Young’s modulus; phenol formaldehyde; phenolic resin, envirospheres; SLG
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091299 Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1177/0731684408093871
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6198

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