Relationship between different mechanical properties of phenol formaldehyde SLG-reinforced composites

Ku, H. S. (2011) Relationship between different mechanical properties of phenol formaldehyde SLG-reinforced composites. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 30 (15). pp. 1281-1292. ISSN 0731-6844

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Phenol formaldehyde was filled with Envirospheres, ceramic hollow spheres (SLG) to increase the tensile strength, fracture toughness and flexural strength. This paper varies the percentages by weight of the SLG in the composites which are then subjected to the relevant mechanical tests. The results show that composite with 7.5 % by weight of the SLG produces the optimum combinations of tensile properties, flexural properties, fracture toughness and cost with a reasonable fluidity for casting. It is hoped that the discussion and results in this work would not only contribute towards the development of SLG reinforced phenolic composites with better material properties, but also useful for the investigations of fracture toughness, tensile properties and flexural properties in other composites.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2012 06:56
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2014 21:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: tensile strength; Young’s modulus; fracture toughness; flexural strength; maximum flexural strain; phenol formaldehyde; phenolic resin; envirospheres; SLG
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091209 Polymers and Plastics
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091205 Functional Materials
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8699 Other Manufacturing > 869999 Manufacturing not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1177/0731684411418705

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