Compressive properties of ceramic microballoon syntactic foams

Salleh, Zulzamri and Islam, Md Mainul and Epaarachchi, Jayantha Ananda (2014) Compressive properties of ceramic microballoon syntactic foams. In: 3rd International Conference on Mechanical, Industrial and Energy Engineering (ICMIEE 2014), 26-27 Dec 2014, Khulna, Bangladesh.

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In this paper, fabrications of vinyl ester syntactic foams with different contents of ceramic microballoons or microspheres were prepared using the open mould method for compression specimens. The effects of the ceramic microballoons on the mechanical properties, particularly compressive properties were investigated. The results show that the syntactic foams with vinyl ester matrix possess strength behaviour varied with different contents of ceramic microballoons. Ceramic microballoons have an important effect on the stress-strain, mean plateau stress and strain energy absorption capacities of syntactic foams. The results also show that the content of ceramic microballoons in vinyl ester syntactic foams should be controlled in order to obtain a good combination of compressive strength and energy absorption capacities. The reasons are discussed here in details.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2015. ICMIEE 2014. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2015 05:43
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2017 03:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: syntactic foams; ceramic microballoons; compressive properties; content
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
03 Chemical Sciences > 0302 Inorganic Chemistry > 030205 Non-metal Chemistry
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870303 Polymeric Materials (e.g. Paints)

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