Investigation on tensile properties of plain and nanoclay reinforced syntactic foams

Ahmadi, H, Liaghat, GH. and Hadavinia, H. (2016) Investigation on tensile properties of plain and nanoclay reinforced syntactic foams. International Journal of Composite Materials, 6(1), pp. 34-41. ISSN (print) 2166-479X

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Abstract

Tensile properties of plain and nanoclay reinforced epoxy matrix syntactic foams with three different sizes of ceramic microballoons are investigated experimentally. Nine series of plain syntactic foams with 20, 40 and 60 volume fractions of microballoons are prepared and tested to study the volume fraction and size effects. Also nano syntactic foams specimens with six different weight fractions of nanoclay (0, 1, 2, 3, 5 & 7%) are tested and the effect of nanoclay content on the tensile properties is investigated. In addition to tensile tests, fracture modes of all syntactic foams are considered thoroughly by using scanning electron microscopy (SEM).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Syntactic foam, Ceramic microballoon, Nanoclay, Tensile properties, Experimental analysis
Research Area: General engineering and mineral and mining engineering
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing > School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering
Depositing User: Automatic Import Agent
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2016 09:29
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2016 13:52
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/34653

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