Tensile properties of all-polymeric syntactic foam composites: Experimental characterization and mathematical modelling

  title={Tensile properties of all-polymeric syntactic foam composites: Experimental characterization and mathematical modelling},
  author={Zeshan Yousaf and Neil F. Morrison and William J. Parnell},
  journal={Composites Part B: Engineering},
All-polymer syntactic foams are studied under large strain cyclic and monotonic tensile loading in order to reveal their tensile stress-strain behaviour, recoverability, tensile strength, and elongation at break. The syntactic foam under study here consists of hollow thermoplastic microspheres (HTMs) of two distinct grades (551 and 920), with distributions of mean-wall thicknesses and diameters, embedded inside a polyurethane matrix in various volume fractions. Cyclic loading-unloading curves… 


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