Relationship between electrical and mechanical loss tangents of SLG reinforced phenolic composites: pilot study

Ku, H. and Cardona, F. and Ball, J. and Jacobson, W. and Trada, M. (2008) Relationship between electrical and mechanical loss tangents of SLG reinforced phenolic composites: pilot study. Journal of Composite Materials, 42 (19). pp. 2083-2095. ISSN 0021-9983

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The mechanical properties of ceramic microspheres (SLG) reinforced phenolic resin composites have been measured and evaluated in earlier studies. This basic but critical and important data have caused interests in the relevant industry in Australia. This study is therefore carried out to measure and evaluate the dielectric and mechanical properties of the composites with a view to benefit the relevant industry. The relationship between the two properties will also be studied. The original contributions of this paper are that samples post-cured in conventional ovens have higher electrical loss as well as mechanical loss than their counterparts post-cured in microwaves. The storage modulus of all samples post-cured conventionally is higher than its counterpart. This is in line with the fact that it is a softer material with lower glass transition temperature. They also have higher mechanical loss tangent as well as loss modulus. For all percentages by weight of SLG, the glass transition temperature for the microwave cured sample was higher and the composite was stiffer; the opposite was true for the conventionally cured sample.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. 'Copyright 2008 Sage Publications. This is the authors' version of the work. It is posted here with permission of the publisher for your personal use. No further distribution is permitted. To access the journal's website, use hypertext links above.'
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2008 05:39
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:08
Uncontrolled Keywords: phenolic resin; ceramic microspheres; dielectric loss tangent; mechanical loss tangent; glass transition temperature; conventional ovens; electrical losses; in-line; loss modulus; mechanical losses; phenolic composites; pilot studies; resin composites; storage modulus; microwaves
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091201 Ceramics
09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091502 Computational Heat Transfer
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1177/0021998308094548

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