Relationship between electrical and mechanical loss tangents of hollow glass powder reinforced epoxy composites: a pilot study

Ku, H. and Maxwell, A. and Wong, P. and Huang, J. and Fung, H. (2011) Relationship between electrical and mechanical loss tangents of hollow glass powder reinforced epoxy composites: a pilot study. Journal of Applied Polymer Science , 119 (5). pp. 2945-2952. ISSN 0021-8995


The mechanical and thermal properties of hollow glass powder reinforced epoxy resin composites have previously been measured and evaluated in earlier studies (Ku et al., J Compos Mater, submitted). These basic, but critical data sets have yielded interest in relevant industries in Australia. This study therefore focused on measuring and evaluating the dielectric properties of these composites with a view to benefit these relevant industries. The relationship between the dielectric and thermal properties was also studied and correlated. The original contributions of this article states that samples postcured in an oven were found to have lower electrical as well as mechanical loss tangent values than their counterparts cured in ambient conditions alone. The storage modulus of all samples conventionally postcured was also higher than their counterparts. The conventionally postcured samples were also found to have lower glass transition temperature than their rivals and softer material. For all percentages by weight of glass powder, the glass transition temperature
for the oven cured samples was higher and it can be argued that the composite was stiffer; the opposite was true for the ambient cured sample.

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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/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2012 12:06
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2014 00:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: polymer-matrix composites (PMCs); particle reinforced composites; electrical properties; thermal properties; dynamic mechanical thermal analysis (DMTA); casting
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091206 Glass
09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091006 Manufacturing Processes and Technologies (excl. Textiles)
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1002/app.33009

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