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Title: Compression, bend, and impact testing of some tropical wood-polymer composites
Authors: Boey, F.Y.C.
Chia, L.H.L. 
Teoh, S.H. 
Issue Date: 1985
Citation: Boey, F.Y.C.,Chia, L.H.L.,Teoh, S.H. (1985). Compression, bend, and impact testing of some tropical wood-polymer composites. Radiation Physics and Chemistry 26 (4) : 415-421. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The compressive and bending strengths of a local tropical wood (Kapur-Dryobalanop sp.) were improved significantly by suitable impregnation of polymeric monomers (methylmethacrylate, methylmethacrylate-5% dioxane and vinyl acetate) inot the wood cellular structure and subsequent irradiation to form a wood-polymer composite. Statistical analysis revealed a linear relationship between increase in the strengths and the percentage of polymer impregnated. Fractographic analysis of the impact fractured surfaces under the scanning electron microscope showed the nature of the wood-polymer interface, which could account for the increase in the compressive and bending strengths. © 1985.
Source Title: Radiation Physics and Chemistry
ISSN: 01465724
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