Tensile properties of cenosphere/HDPE syntactic foams manufactured using an industrial scale injection molding technique

B. R.Bharath Kumar, M. Doddamani, N. Gupta

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Abstract

Composite materials having hollow fillers in a matrix material are known as syntactic foams. Such lightweight composites are used in a variety of applications ranging from sports, transportation, aviation and marine structures due to high dimensional stability, compressive strength and low moisture absorption. The present work is focused on using an industrial scale injection molding technique for fabricating syntactic foams and characterizing the fabricated syntactic foams for tensile properties. Use of such techniques can help in developing foams with high quality for bulk applications. Hollow fly ash cenospheres are used as the filler particles due to their low cost. Use of these industrial waste particles in beneficial applications can also help in their disposal. The present work is aimed at characterizing syntactic foams for tensile properties and investigating the effect of filler content. The syntactic foam density can be changed by changing cenospheres content. Cenospheres in 20 and 60 wt.% are used in syntactic foams in the present work. ASTM D 638-10 standard for the tensile properties of unreinforced and reinforced plastics is followed for the tensile testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the American Society for Composites - 30th Technical Conference, ACS 2015
EditorsXinran Xiao, Dahsin Liu, Alfred Loos
PublisherDEStech Publications
ISBN (Electronic)9781605952253
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event30th Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites, ASC 2015 - East Lansing, United States
Duration: Sep 28 2015Sep 30 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Society for Composites - 30th Technical Conference, ACS 2015

Other

Other30th Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites, ASC 2015
CountryUnited States
CityEast Lansing
Period9/28/159/30/15

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites

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Kumar, B. R. B., Doddamani, M., & Gupta, N. (2015). Tensile properties of cenosphere/HDPE syntactic foams manufactured using an industrial scale injection molding technique. In X. Xiao, D. Liu, & A. Loos (Eds.), Proceedings of the American Society for Composites - 30th Technical Conference, ACS 2015 (Proceedings of the American Society for Composites - 30th Technical Conference, ACS 2015). DEStech Publications.