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Local Jordanian Materials To Produce A Bakelite-base Construction Composite Material

Submitted2010-09-01
Last Update2010-09-01
TitleLocal Jordanian Materials To Produce A Bakelite-base Construction Composite Material
Author(s)Author #1
Author title:
Name: Issam S. Jalham
Org: Professor, Industrial Engineering Department, University of Jordan, Amman Jordan
Country:
Email: jalham@ju.edu.jo

Author #2
Author title:
Name: Abbas Al-Refaie
Org: Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering Department, University of Jordan, Amman Jordan
Country:
Email: abbas.alrefaie@ju.edu.jo

Other Author(s)
Contact AuthorAuthor #1
Alt Email: jalham@ju.edu.jo
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KeywordsSilica sand, Load capacity, Composite, Reinforcement, Matrix.
AbstractIn this investigation, a combined experimental approach of micro-structural observation and compressive load capacity testing were followed to determine the behavior of bakelite matrix material reinforced with Jordanian silica sand. It was found that the reinforced samples gave a higher maximum load capacity than the pure matrix, because the homogeneous structure helped in distributing the applied load between the matrix and the reinforcement. Moreover, the higher the volume fraction of the reinforcement, the higher the maximum load capacity of the composite. The maximum load capacity of the samples with 75% content of Jordanian silica sand was less than that of pure bakelite. On the other hand, the higher the particle size of the reinforcement, the higher the maximum load capacity of the composite. Composites of bakelite matrix gave a higher maximum load capacity than that of polystyrene matrix. In addition, a longitudinal brittle fracture was observed for the composites.
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