Hollow particle filled composites

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Hollow particle filled composites are termed as syntactic foams. These composites are known for their low density, ability to absorb considerable amount of energy under compressive loading conditions and controlled mechanical and physical properties. The present paper reviews various parameters related to microballoons, porosity issues and select mechanical properties of polymeric and metallic syntactic foams. Compressive behavior of syntactic foams is the main focus of the discussion. The extended stress-plateau region observed in the compressive stress-strain curves leads to high energy absorption in these materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSolidification Processing of Metal Matrix Composites - Rohatgi Honorary Symposium
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2006
Event2006 TMS Annual Meeting - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Mar 12 2006Mar 16 2006

Publication series

NameTMS Annual Meeting


Other2006 TMS Annual Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX


  • Filler
  • Hollow particles
  • Microballoons
  • Syntactic foams

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys


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