Masters Theses

Abstract

"A renewable resource derived epoxidized ester - Epoxidized Allyl Soyate (EAS) yields a versatile epoxy resin system that can be used in pure form combination with bis-phenol epoxy systems to obtain high strength composite materials. EAS containing composites materials exhibit higher toughness and impact resistance than the traditional bis-phenol epoxy composites. These resin systems were found to be compatible with different fibers and screens such as glass fibers, glass mats, carbon fibers and metallic wire screens including those obtained from an automobile tire recycling process. The materials were tested for mechanical properties including tensile and flexure strengths. The highest tensile strength was observed with stainless steel screen incorporated composites, the ultimate tensile strength of such material was found to be ~ 39 MPa. Tensile strengths of material obtained by incorporating glass fiber, aluminum screen, stainless steel screen and steel wire mesh comprised of steel wires recovered from scrap tires were evaluated. Tensile strengths of materials with stainless screen and screen made from scrap tire steel were an order of magnitude higher than the materials with glass fiber or aluminum screens"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Flanigan, V. J.

Committee Member(s)

Kapila, Shubhender
Chandrashekhara, K.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Summer 2008

Pagination

vii, 35 pages

Rights

© 2008 Vinay Prabhakar Pai, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Composite materials
Epoxy resins
Soy oil -- Research

Thesis Number

T 9413

Print OCLC #

299063916

Electronic OCLC #

299065431

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