Flexural properties of epoxy composites filled with glass powder: preliminary results

Ku, H. and Wong, P. and Huang, J. and Fung, H. and Trada, M. (2012) Flexural properties of epoxy composites filled with glass powder: preliminary results. Advanced Material Research, 410. pp. 309-312. ISSN 1022-6680

Abstract

Epoxy resin was filled with glass powder with a view to increasing 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 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 which are then subjected to flexural tests. The results show that composite with 25 % by weight of the glass powder 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 glass powder is 10 %.


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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 restrictions. ISBN: 978-303785316-0. Version of this paper presented at PFAM 20: 20th International Symposium on Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials, 15-18 Dec 2011, Hong Kong.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2013 02:38
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2014 02:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: glass powder; composites; flexural strength
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870399 Construction Materials Performance and Processes not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.410.309
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22948

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