Modelling of tensile properties glass powder/epoxy composites post-cured in an oven and in microwaves

Ku, H. and Epaarachchi, J. and Trada, M. and Wong, P. (2013) Modelling of tensile properties glass powder/epoxy composites post-cured in an oven and in microwaves. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 32 (10). pp. 689-699. ISSN 0731-6844

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This paper discusses a simplified approach to analyse the mechanical properties of randomly distributed particulate composites. Mechanical properties of glass powder filled vinyl ester resins were experimentally investigated. The analytical results were compared with experimental results and a very good correlation was found. Further, the experimental results and the predictions showed that the strength of the composites is less than the strength of the matrix material, for all three composites tested.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © The Author(s) 2013 Reprints and permissions: 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: 10 May 2013 03:26
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2015 04:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: modelling; epoxy resin; mechanical properties; glass powder
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
10 Technology > 1007 Nanotechnology > 100708 Nanomaterials
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8699 Other Manufacturing > 869999 Manufacturing not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1177/0731684412475333

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