Chandra, Sarath D and Rao, RMVGK and Kishore, * (1991) Effect of post-curing on the mechanical properties and fracture features of some glass-phenolic composites. In: Journal of Materials Science Letters, 10 (21). pp. 1263-1266.
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Polymer composites constitute an important group of modern materials. They are widely used in the aviation, chemical, nuclear and automobile fields because of their lightness, high corrosion resistance,ease of fabrication and good strength-to-weight ratio. Of the resins used for such purposes, epoxies figure most prominently. Hot-cure phenolics, which used to find many applications in high-technology areas until the 1950s, gave way to epoxies because of the latter's better adhesion with reinforcements,lesser processing problems and overall superior mechanical properties. Phenolics, due to the presence of products of condensation such as water vapour, which during curing could lead to void formation , tend to exhibit inferior mechanical properties  to epoxies. This lacuna severely restricts their role in many fields.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to Springer Netherlands.|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)|
|Date Deposited:||07 Sep 2006|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:31|
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