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- Lap shear strength comparison between different random glass fibre reinforced thermoplastic matrix composites bonded by adhesives using variable-frequency microwave irradiation
- Ku, H.; Siores, E.; Ball, J. A. R.; Taube, A.; Siu, F.
- This paper compares the lap shear strengths of three types of random glass fibre reinforced thermoplastic matrix composite joined by adhesives using microwave energy. Variable-frequency microwave (VFM) (2-18 GHz) facilities are used to join 33 wt % random glass fibre reinforced low-density polyethylene composite [LDPE/GF (33%)], 33 wt % random glass fibre reinforced polystyrene composite [PS/GF(33%)] and 33 wt % random glass fibre reinforced nylon 66 composite [nylon 66/GF (33%)]. With a given power level, the composites were exposed for various times to microwave irradiation. The primer or coupling agent used was a 5 min two-part adhesive.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Industrial Research Institute Swinburne
- Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Proceedings part L, Journal of materials, design and applications, Vol. 217, no. 1 (Feb. 2003), pp. 65-75
- Publication year
- Araldite; Lap shear strength; Thermoplastic composites; Loss tangent; Glass fibre reinforced; Complex relative permittivity; Variable-frequency microwaves
- Professional Engineering Publishing
- Publisher URL
- © Institution of Mechanical Engineers 2003.
- Peer reviewed