Characterization of vinyl ester-glass microballoon syntactic foams for marine applications

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Abstract

Hollow particle (microballoon) filled composites, called syntactic foams, are known as highly damage tolerant lightweight composites. Epoxy and aluminum matrix syntactic foams containing glass microballoons have been widely studied for marine and aerospace applications and have been found suitable for structural and a variety of other applications. The present study is focused on synthesis and characterization of vinyl ester matrix syntactic foams. Vinyl ester resins have lower density, comparable tensile strength, higher modulus of elasticity, and lower coefficient of thermal expansion than epoxy resins. The tensile and compressive properties of vinyl ester matrix syntactic foams are characterized. Results show promise in these materials in marine structural applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society for Composites - 22nd Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2007 - Composites
Subtitle of host publicationEnabling a New Era in Civil Aviation
Pages1875-1889
Number of pages15
StatePublished - 2007
Event22nd Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2007 - Composites: Enabling a New Era in Civil Aviation - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Sep 17 2007Sep 19 2007

Publication series

NameAmerican Society for Composites - 22nd Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2007 - Composites: Enabling a New Era in Civil Aviation
Volume3

Other

Other22nd Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2007 - Composites: Enabling a New Era in Civil Aviation
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period9/17/079/19/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites

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