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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Development of Soybean Oil-Based Composites by Solid Freeform Fabrication Method: Epoxidized Soybean Oil with Bis Or Polyalkyleneamine Curing Agentssystem

Authors
item Liu, Zengshe
item Erhan, Sevim
item Xu, Jingyuan
item Calvert, P - UNIV OF ARIZ, TUCSON, AZ

Submitted to: Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: November 19, 2001
Publication Date: N/A

Interpretive Summary: Soybean oil based composites are prepared by solid freeforming fabrication (SFF) method. SFF is a method of making shapes without molds. Soybean oil is solidified with a gelling agent and composites are formed through fiber reinforcement. Glass, carbon, and mineral fibers are used in the formulations to achieve desired properties. The type of fiber and degree of fiber alignments affect the properties of the composites. In addition, the effects of curing agents, curing temperature, fiber combination, and fiber loading on mechanical properties of composites and dynamic analysis are studied. These composite materials provide an alternative to synthetic polymers for many manufacturing applications.

Technical Abstract: Soybean oil based composites are prepared by the Solid Freeforming Fabrication method. Soybean oil is solidified with a gelling agent and composites are formed through fiber reinforcement. Glass, carbon, and mineral fibers are used in the formulations. The type of fiber and degree of fiber alignments affect the properties of the composites. In addition, the effects of curing agents, curing temperature, fiber combination, and fiber loading on mechanical properties of composites and dynamic analysis are studied and reported.

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