Influence of micro- and nanonatural fillers on mechanical and physical properties of foamed sma composites
Gardner, Douglas J.
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This study is to investigate the reinforcing effects of fillers on mechanical and physical properties of foamed styrene-maleic anhydride (SMA) composites. According to the results, the best foaming was determined for starch reinforced SMA composite. The best result of expansion ratio was found as 22.75% to SMA/starch composites. Stereo light microscopy results demonstrated that the foamed cell distribution is heterogeneous and composed of two sections. The minimum density was found as 0.64 g/cm3 for foamed SMA/starch composites. Mechanical properties of all foamed composites were found to be low as compared to neat SMA composite