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Effect of contact at the interface on the compressive properties of fly ash-epoxy composites

Kulkarni, SM and Kishore, * (2002) Effect of contact at the interface on the compressive properties of fly ash-epoxy composites. In: The Journal of Adhesion, 78 (2). pp. 155-166.

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Particulate composites based on polymer matrices generally contain fillers, especially those that are abundantly available and are cheaper. The inclusion of these, besides improving the properties, makes the system costwise viable, In the present study, fly ash was tried as a filler in epoxy. The filler particle surfaces were modified using three chemical surface treatment techniques in order to elicit the effect of adhesion at the interface on the mechanical properties of these composites. The compatibilizing of the filler with the use of a silane coupling agent yielded the best compression strength values. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) has been used to characterize and supplement the mechanical test data.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: The Journal of Adhesion
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Group
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Taylor and Francis Group.
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2011 08:58
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2018 15:12
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/39154

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