Syntactic Foams Consolidated with Starch: Modelling for Pre-Mould Processing


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Various manufacturing parameters involved in the ‘buoyancy method’ were inter-related. An equation based on unit cell models for a relation between volume expansion ratio (VER) of bulk microspheres in aqueous starch and microsphere size was derived. A good agreement between the equation and experimental data was found. The inter-microsphere distance (MID) concept was introduced and it was demonstrated that the MID can be calculated numerically for microspheres with known statistical data.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 29-30)

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Deliang Zhang, Kim Pickering, Brian Gabbitas, Peng Cao, Alan Langdon, Rob Torrens and Johan Verbeek




M.M. Islam and H. S. Kim, "Syntactic Foams Consolidated with Starch: Modelling for Pre-Mould Processing", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 29-30, pp. 165-168, 2007

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