Fracture analysis of vinyl ester composites under microwave condition

Lee, Kwan Shing (2005) Fracture analysis of vinyl ester composites under microwave condition. [USQ Project]


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Vinyl ester (VE) with 33 percent Flyash composite has been widely used in the construction
industry due to its superiority material properties but these composites suffer considerable
shrinkage during the curing and hardening processes. Some researchers have proven that
vinyl ester composite cured under microwave heat treatment will reduce the shrinkage
problem. This purpose of this project is to research, measure and compare the fracture
toughness of vinyl ester composite cured under ambient and microwave conditions by
using the short bar test. Furthermore, the fracture surface is investigated by using the
Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM).

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:22
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: vinyl ester (VE), microwave, styrene, linear elastic, fracture toughness, test rig, latin square, polymer, scanning electron microscope (SEM)
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091299 Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4016 Materials engineering > 401699 Materials engineering not elsewhere classified

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