Karthikeyan, CS and Kishore, * and Sankaran, S (2001) Effect of absorption in aqueous and hygrothermal media on the compressive properties of glass fiber reinforced syntactic foam. In: Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 20 (11). pp. 982-993.Full text not available from this repository.
Absorption due to immersion in aqueous media consisting of either saline or seawater or due to exposure to water vapor conditions and the attendant effect on the compressive properties of syntactic foam reinforced with E-glass fibers in the form of chopped strands were studied. Whereas the compressive strength decreased in samples exposed to water vapor, the saline or seawater immersed samples showed increase when compared to the dry sample. The decrease in strength in the vapor-exposed case is ascribed to higher absorption of water and to debonding and damaged features for interfaces. The enhancement of strength values for the samples immersed in saltish media is traced to the larger size of the chloride ion and resultant changes in the stress state around the fiber-bearing regions. Recourse to an analysis of scanning electron microscopic pictures of the compression-failed samples is taken to explain the observed trends.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to Sage Publications.|
|Keywords:||syntactic foam;aqueous media;glass microballoon;glass fiber; compressive strength.|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)|
|Date Deposited:||02 Aug 2011 06:53|
|Last Modified:||02 Aug 2011 06:53|
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