Syntactic foams consolidated with starch: mixing behaviour for post-mould processing

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


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Syntactic foam manufacturing method involving 'post-mould processing' was studied for potential building material applications. It was found starch particles tend to adhere to hollow microspheres during mixing, forming agglomerations. A transition in formation, after phase separation, of mixture volumes in water was also found to take place at a calculated relative density value of 1 for an agglomeration consisting of multiple starch particles and one microsphere. Starchmicrosphere inter-distance was discussed and considered to be an important parameter affecting starch content in an agglomeration.

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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 version of this paper is at
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 26 May 2008 10:24
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: syntactic foam, starch, hollow microsphere.
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials

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