Syntactic foams consolidated with starch: modelling for pre-mould processing

Islam, Md Mainul and Kim, Ho Sung (2006) Syntactic foams consolidated with starch: modelling for pre-mould processing. In: 4th International Conference on Advanced Materials & Processing (ICAMP-4), 10-13 Dec 2006, Hamilton, New Zealand.


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Various manufacturing parameters involved in ‘buoyancy method’ were inter-related. An equation based on unit cell models with the minimum inter-microsphere distance (MID) concept for a relation between volume expansion rate (VER) of bulk microspheres in aqueous starch and microsphere size was derived and successfully used to predict experimental data. It was demonstrated that the MID can be calculated numerically for microspheres with known statistical data.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Revised and extended paper with same title is at
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 26 May 2008 08:21
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: Syntactic foam, Manufacturing, Starch, Hollow microsphere, Analytical modelling, Numerical analysis.
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials

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