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- Pre-mould processing for syntactic foams: modeling, theory and experiment
Islam, M. M.;
Kim, H. S.
- The University of Newcastle. Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment, School of Engineering
- Pre-mould processing for syntactic foams made of starch and ceramic hollow microspheres was studied. A statistical model to relate various parameters such as volume expansion rate (VER) of initial bulk volume of microspheres (IBVMS), microsphere size, microsphere volume fractions, minimum inter-microsphere distance (MID), and mixing ratio of microspheres was developed for theoretical relations. The statistical model consists of cubic cells which can optionally be simple cubic (SC) or face centred cubic (FCC) or body centred cubic (BCC) cells. The theoretical relations were verified with experimental1 numerical data for various mixtures of microspheres and found to be capable of predicting effects of microsphere size and mixture ratio of microsphere size groups on VER under various conditions arising from starch content in binder and IBVMS.
- 13th International Conference on Applied Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering. Proceedings of the 13th International AMME Conference (Cairo, Egypt 27-29 May, 2008) p. MS178-MS191
- Military Technical College, Kobry Elkobbah
volume expansion rate;
- Resource Type
- conference paper