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The Performance of Filava-Polysiloxane, Silres® H62C Composite in High Temperature Application

School of Engineering, Telford Innovation Campus, University of Wolverhampton, Telford TF2 9NN, UK
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J. Compos. Sci. 2021, 5(6), 144; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcs5060144
Received: 19 April 2021 / Revised: 14 May 2021 / Accepted: 17 May 2021 / Published: 27 May 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advanced Multi-functional Composites and Metamaterials)
The research aim is to investigate the performance of novel enriched mineral fibres (Filava) in polysiloxane SLIRES H62 resin. Specimens were manufactured using a vacuum bagging process and oven cured at 250 °C. Specimens were prepared for flexural testing according to BS EN ISO 14125:1998 to obtain flexural strength, modulus, and elongation. The mechanical strength was compared to similar composites, with the aim of determining composite performance index. The flexural modulus (9.7 GPa), flexural strength (83 MPa), and flexural strain (2.9%) were obtained from a three-point bending test. In addition, the study investigates the thermal properties of the composite using a state-of-art Zwick Roell high temperature tensile rig. The results showed Filava/Polysiloxane Composites had an ultimate tensile strength 400 MPa, Young’s modulus 16 GPa and strain 2.5% at 1000 °C, and no smoke and ash were observed during pyrolysis. Ongoing research is currently taking place to use Filava-H62 in fire-retardant enclosure for lithium-ferro-phosphate Batteries used in electric trucks. View Full-Text
Keywords: Filava fibre; polysiloxane resin; fire retardant composite; LIB enclosures; lithium ferro phosphate battery; high temperature tensile testing Filava fibre; polysiloxane resin; fire retardant composite; LIB enclosures; lithium ferro phosphate battery; high temperature tensile testing
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Bari, K.; Loganathan, T.G. The Performance of Filava-Polysiloxane, Silres® H62C Composite in High Temperature Application. J. Compos. Sci. 2021, 5, 144. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcs5060144

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Bari K, Loganathan TG. The Performance of Filava-Polysiloxane, Silres® H62C Composite in High Temperature Application. Journal of Composites Science. 2021; 5(6):144. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcs5060144

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Bari, Klaudio, and Thozhuvur G. Loganathan 2021. "The Performance of Filava-Polysiloxane, Silres® H62C Composite in High Temperature Application" Journal of Composites Science 5, no. 6: 144. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcs5060144

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