Flexural properties of phenolic resin reinforced with glass powder: preliminary results

Ku, H. and Trada, M. and Nixon, R. and Wong, P. (2010) Flexural properties of phenolic resin reinforced with glass powder: preliminary results. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 116 (1). pp. 347-354. ISSN 0021-8995


Phenol formaldehyde was filled with glass powder to increase its flexural strength for civil and structural applications by a research centre on composites, University of Southern Queensland (USQ). To reduce costs, the centre wishes to fill in as much glass powder as possible subject to maintaining sufficient strength of the composites in structural applications. This project varies the percentage by weight of the glass powder in the composites from 5 to 30%. The specimens were then subjected to flexural tests. The results show that composite with 17.5% by weight of the glass hollow spheres produces the highest flexural strength and flexural modulus combined with a very good fluidity for casting. The maximum flexural strain was achieved with pure resin.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2011 10:23
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2014 04:46
Uncontrolled Keywords: flexural modulus; flexural strain; flexural strength; glass hollow spheres; glass powder; phenol formaldehyde; phenolic resin; bending strength
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1002/app.31608
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19785

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