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Effect Of Mineral Fillers On The Compressive Strength Of Glass Reinforced Plastic Composite

Inegbenebor, A.O. and Emechukwu , C (2002) Effect Of Mineral Fillers On The Compressive Strength Of Glass Reinforced Plastic Composite. NJISS, 1 (4). pp. 25-32.

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Abstract

The Glass Reinforced Piastic (GRP) coroposite mat~rials were made- by simple hand l~y-up technology (open-mould 'process) '(>'hereby Calcium .. Carbonate and Talc mineral fillers were added each in the following proportions: 5%, 1 0%, 15%, 20% and 25%. The materials were tested for compression strength, since the material is intend{3d -to be used in construction industry especially in cladding p~nel form. It w~s founq th~t GRP samples with fillers of Calcium Ce~rbonat€) composite· ,mat~riC,tl ha.d higher compressive strength than those with fillf:l.fS gf Ta.lc. T~iR hig~~r cqmpressive strength was attributed to the features of th~ 9iffer~,nc:;es,. tn the stru,ctu_ral build up of the tf.'o mineral fillers.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2015 15:19
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2015 15:19
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/4437

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