Preliminary study on the development of syntactic foams for marine applications

Salleh, Z. and Islam, M. M. and Ku, H. (2013) Preliminary study on the development of syntactic foams for marine applications. In: 4th International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering (SMN 2013), 10-12 Jul 2013, Gold Coast, Australia.


This paper focuses on the comparison of various types of matrix materials and their mechanical properties for
development of syntactic foams for marine applications. Generally, syntactic foams are close pore foams fabricated by the mechanical mixing of hollow microsphere particles in a polymeric matrix resin. From the literature review, it was
found that there are several polymeric resins that have been used for development of syntactic foams such as epoxy,
cyanate ester, polypropylene, polysialate and vinyl ester. In this paper, a comparative discussion is presented on the
mechanical properties of hollow glass particles mixing with polymeric resins for development of syntactic foams for the
use of these composites in bulk applications such as marine structures.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © (2013) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Print copy of the Proceedings held in the USQ Library at call no. 620.5 Fou.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2014 02:41
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2018 00:22
Uncontrolled Keywords: syntactic foams; hollow particles; resins; properties; comparison
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
09 Engineering > 0911 Maritime Engineering > 091101 Marine Engineering
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8606 Industrial Chemicals and Related Products > 860608 Rubber and Synthetic Resins
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1117/12.2028279

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