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Compressive Properties of Post Cured Talc/Fiber Glass Filled Epoxy Composites

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Omotinuola S. Lateju

University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Modupe A. Onitiri, Esther T. Akinlabi

University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

Paper No. IMECE2017-71448, pp. V014T11A043; 6 pages
doi:10.1115/IMECE2017-71448
From:
  • ASME 2017 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 14: Emerging Technologies; Materials: Genetics to Structures; Safety Engineering and Risk Analysis
  • Tampa, Florida, USA, November 3–9, 2017
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5849-3
  • Copyright © 2017 by ASME

abstract

The inclusion of fillers in conventional materials has been found to have significant effect on the various properties of the parent materials. In this present work, epoxy composite was fabricated using talc and fiber glass as fillers varying the particle size and loading while the composites were then post cured at temperatures of 50°C, 75°C, 100°C, 125°C and 150°C. The compressive behavior of the composites was then quantified by conducting compression tests in a controlled environment using specimens of simple geometry. It was discovered that compressive property increased with increase in post cure temperature and particle size and a decrease with increase in filler content.

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