Manufacturing and behaviour of sandwich composites made of starch as binder for core and adhesive between core and skins

Islam, Md Mainul and Kim, Ho Sung (2010) Manufacturing and behaviour of sandwich composites made of starch as binder for core and adhesive between core and skins. In: 2nd International Conference on Natural Polymers, Bio-Polymers, Bio-Materials, their Composites, Blends, IPN's and Gels Polyelectrolytes and Gels: Macro to Nano Scales (ICNP - 2010), 24-26 Sept 2010, Kottayam, Kerala, India.


Novel sandwich composites were developed as potential building materials using low cost constituent materials such as ceramic microspheres, starch and paper. The sandwich composites made of syntactic foam core, paper skin, and starch adhesive for interface between syntactic foam core and paper skin, were manufactured by varying starch content in adhesive for interface. Two different microsphere size groups were employed for syntactic foam core manufacture with pre-mould processing method. Properties of skin paper with starch adhesive on were found to be affected by drying time of starch adhesive. Mechanical behaviour of manufactured sandwich composites in relation with properties of constituent materials is studied. Failure process of sandwich composites including failure sequence is discussed in relation with load-deflection curves.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author has requested Registered Users Only access to paper.
Depositing User: Dr Mainul Islam
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2010 23:36
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2014 05:08
Uncontrolled Keywords: sandwich composites, syntactic foam, paper, starch, manufacture, properties, failure, adhesion, crack
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8699 Other Manufacturing > 869999 Manufacturing not elsewhere classified

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