Experimental Data on Epoxy Resin Samples: Small Partial Discharges at Inception Voltage and Some Thoughts on the Possibility of the Existence of Charging Phenomena Below Inception Voltage
In this paper, some results are presented on experiments concerning partial discharges (PD) behavior of epoxy resin samples. The main idea is to see whether a sample with PD at its inception voltage, still presents some tendency to charging effects below inception. An effort is being made to relate the present work with previous publications on the same main idea. The experiment arrangement is three layers of epoxy resin with a void in middle layer. Different level voltages under inception voltage are applied to the arrangement and different PD waves are registered under different level voltages. To make sure that the tendency to charging effects below inception, infrared spectrum analysis is also conducted and the result is content to clarify our objective.
Yonghong Cheng, Xu Zhao, Michael Danikas, Despoina Christantoni and Pavlos Zairis
A Study of the Behaviour of Water Droplets Under the Influence of Uniform Electric Field in Epoxy Resin Samples
Water droplets on the surface of epoxy resin samples were investigated under the influence of uniform electric fields. Several parameters of water droplets were investigated wrt the flashover voltage of the epoxy resin samples, such as water conductivity, droplet volume, number of droplets as well as the positioning of the droplets regarding the electrodes. The droplet behavior is affected by the above mentioned parameters. Perhaps the most striking conclusion is that the flashover voltage depends more on the positioning of the droplets wrt the electrodes than on the droplet volume and/or number of droplets.
Izabella Legocka, Ewa Wierzbicka, Talal Al-Zahari and Osazuwa Osawaru
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Joining materials by adhesive bonding is used across all industrial branches. The occurrence of adhesive bonds in machine constructions is still more frequent because of the development of adhesives which are able to meet various requirements of designers. This trend is observable also in agriculture - in the construction of agricultural machines. There even exists a cooperation between the companies developing the adhesives and the agricultural machines producers. The production process of machines and equipment must consider a required production tact. Adhesives and the process of their hardening have to meet these requirements. In the sphere of agriculture, epoxy resins hardening based either on hardeners or heating are used. Mechanical properties of two-component epoxy resins depending on variable amount of the hardener starting crosslinking of these reactoplastics are described.
Nicolae Angelescu, Ioana Ion, Darius Stanciu, José Barroso Aguiar, Elena Valentina Stoian and Vasile Bratu
The development of polymeric materials offers new perspectives of science and technology due to their outstanding properties. These properties are obtained either due to the effect of dispersion polymers and their polymerization either due to their intervention in structure formation. They were prepared epoxy resin polymer concrete, Portland cement, coarse and fine aggregate and to evaluate the influence of resin dosage on microstructures and density of such structures reinforced concrete mixtures. The paper detailing the raw materials used in experimental works and structural properties of concrete studied.
Muhammad Jawwad Saif, Muhammad Asif, Muhammad Naveed, Khalid Mahmood Zia, Waheed -uz- Zaman, Muhammad Kaleem Khosa and Muhammad Asghar Jamal
Halloysite nanotubes (HNTs) reinforced epoxy composites with improved mechanical properties were prepared. The prepared HNTs reinforced epoxy composites demonstrated improved mechanical properties especially the fracture toughness and flexural strength. The flexural modulus of nanocomposite with 6% mHNTs loading was 11.8% higher than that of neat epoxy resin. In addition, the nanocomposites showed improved dimensional stability. The prepared halloysite reinforced epoxy composites were characterized by thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA). The improved properties are attributed to the unique characteristics of HNTs, uniform dispersion of reinforcement and interfacial coupling.