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Publication Type : Journal Article
Publisher : Advances in Polymer Science and Technology: An International Journal, Universal Research Publications.
Source : Advances in Polymer Science and Technology: An International Journal, Universal Research Publications., Volume 5, Number 2, p.11–17 (2015)
Campus : Bengaluru
School : School of Engineering
Center : Analytical Chemistry
Department : Chemistry
Year : 2015
Abstract : The fly ash and talc powder produced from the various industrial activities will be hazardous material for the environment. The waste should be used carefully to eliminate environmental pollution. The objective of this research was to investigate the mechanical, thermal, moisture and fire performance of the fly ash and talc dispersed glass fibre reinforced unsaturated polyester composites. The unsaturated polyester composites were made by using a press mold method for 0, 20, 40, 60, 80, and 100 % of fly ash and talc content (w/w). The Vickers hardness showed the maximum hardness value for FCP4 type of composites. The DSC thermo grams illustrated that the increased glass transition temperature (TG) for FCP3 type of composites. The chemical resistant test was showing the excellent results on all types of fly ash and talc dispersed glass fibre reinforced unsaturated polyester composites. The fire performance test was performed by according to UL-94 standard. The fire resistance increases with the increasing of fly ash content. The longest burning time occurs on the composite containing the highest fly ash content (100% of fly ash content).
Cite this Research Publication : B. H. N. Reddy and Mahesh, K. R. Vishnu, “Effect of Particulate Fillers on the Mechanical, Thermal, Moisture and Fire Performance of Unsaturated Isopthallic Polyester/Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites”, Advances in Polymer Science and Technology: An International Journal, vol. 5, pp. 11–17, 2015.