Study of Thermal Properties of Granite Powder (Scrap) Reinforced Polyester Resin Composite
Shujit Chandra Paul*, Muhammed Yusuf Miah, Abdul Gafur and Rajib Chandra Das
Glass and Ceramics Engineering Department, Bangladesh University and Engineering Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh
- *Corresponding Author:
- Shujit Chandra Paul
Glass and Ceramics Engineering Department
Bangladesh University and Engineering Technology
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: August 02, 2016; Accepted date: September 17, 2016; Published date: September 19, 2016
Citation: Paul SC, Miah MY, Gafur A, Das RC (2016) Study of Thermal Properties of Granite Powder (Scrap) Reinforced Polyester Resin Composite. J Adv Chem Eng 6: 159. doi: 10.4172/2090-4568.1000159
Copyright: © 2016 Paul SC, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Composite materials are now widely used in engineering application and the scope of its application is widespread mainly for its contrapuntal properties. In this research work composites were prepared by crosslinking the polyester resin with Methyl Ethyl Ketone Peroxide and finally reinforced with the Granite scrap powder. Granite stone as filler was used at 20%, 30%, 40% and 50% with respect to the weight of unsaturated polyester resin with styrene monomer at 7.5% as constant basis mentioning that 0% sample (without Granite Filler) was also prepared to compare the results with it. Thermal analysis of the prepared composite such as Thermo Gravimetric Analysis (TGA), Thermo-mechanical Analysis (TMA) and Thermal Conductivity of the composites were analyzed along with the SEM analysis to find out correlation between thermal properties with composite surface topology. Thermo gravimetric analysis is done to determine the kinetics of thermal degradation and Thermo mechanical analysis is to determine expansion co-efficient along with Tg of polyester resin and granite blends composite. To avoid the thermo-oxidative degradation, thermal analysis was carried out for samples in nitrogen atmosphere at heating rates of 20°C/min. Thermal Conductivity analysis is performed to determine the ability of the composite to conduct heat at various temperatures.