Flexural properties of phenolic resin reinforced with glass powder

Ku, Harry S. and Trada, Mohan and Zong, Xuejin and Wong, Peter (2009) Flexural properties of phenolic resin reinforced with glass powder. In: ICAST 2009: 20th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies , 20-22 Oct 2009, Shatin, Hong Kong.

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Glass powder was used to reinforce phenolic resin to increase its flexural strength for structural engineering applications by a research centre on composites, University of Southern Queensland (USQ). Provided sufficient strength of the composites is maintained for structural applications, the centre wishes to add in as much glass powder as possible to reduce cost. This project varies the percentage by weight of the glass powder in the composites from 5% to 30% in step of 5 %. The specimens were then subjected to flexural tests. This is the second study on the same project with a view to confirming the results obtained in the previous study. The results show that composite with 15 % by weight of the glass hollow spheres produces the highest flexural strength and flexural modulus combined with a very good fluidity for casting. The maximum flexural strain achieved was with neat resin. The results on flexural strength, flexural modulus and maximum flexural strain coincided with those in the previous study.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Only abstracts published in the Conference proceedings, as supplied here.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2010 04:32
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: flexural strength; flexural strain; flexural modulus; phenol formaldehyde; phenolic resin; glass hollow spheres; glass powder
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6237

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