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Preliminary study on the development of syntactic foams for marine applications
Author(s): Z. Salleh; M. M. Islam; H. Ku
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Paper Abstract

This paper focuses on the comparison of various types of matrix materials and their mechanical properties for development of syntactic foams for marine applications. Generally, syntactic foams are close pore foams fabricated by the mechanical mixing of hollow microsphere particles in a polymeric matrix resin. From the literature review, it was found that there are several polymeric resins that have been used for development of syntactic foams such as epoxy, cyanate ester, polypropylene, polysialate and vinyl ester. In this paper, a comparative discussion is presented on the mechanical properties of hollow glass particles mixing with polymeric resins for development of syntactic foams for the use of these composites in bulk applications such as marine structures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 August 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8793, Fourth International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, 879311 (9 August 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2028279
Show Author Affiliations
Z. Salleh, Univ. of Southern Queensland (Australia)
Univ. Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
M. M. Islam, Univ. of Southern Queensland (Australia)
H. Ku, Univ. of Southern Queensland (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8793:
Fourth International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering
Jayantha A. Epaarachchi; Alan Kin-tak Lau; Jinsong Leng, Editor(s)

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