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Influence of chopped strand fibres on the flexural behaviour of a syntactic foam core system

Karthikeyan, CS and Sankaran, S and Kishore, * (2000) Influence of chopped strand fibres on the flexural behaviour of a syntactic foam core system. In: Polymer International, 49 (2). pp. 158-162.

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Abstract

The comparative performance in a three point bending testof syntactic foam comprising epoxy resin and glass microballoons with and without the inclusion of glass fibre in the form of chopped strands is reported. Test samples having a span-to-depth ratio of 16:1 were used. The data show that the glass fibre reinforced foam system had a higher strength compared to the unreinforced system. Resorting to light macroscopic and scanning electron microscopic examinations on mechanically tested samples expanded the scope of the work for a structure-property correlation to emerge.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Keywords: Syntactic foams;microballoons;flexural strength;sandwich core.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2008 07:17
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:51
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/16144

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