DUMITRU BOLCU, MARIUS MARINEL STANESCU, ION CIUCA, ALIN DINITA, ADRIAN ROSCA, DANIELA ROSCA EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH INTO THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOUR OF DAMMAR AND SANDARAC - BASED BIO RESINS
In this paper, we examine two types of Dammar-based bio resins. In the first type, Dammar alone is used as natural resin, while in the second type a mixture of 70% Dammar and 30% Sandarac is used. Three sample sets were made of each of these resins with a bio resin volume proportion of 55, 65 and 75% respectively, the rest being epoxy resin (used, together with the associated reinforcing material, to generate a quick polymerization process). A SEM analysis is carried out and the surface roughness of each of the studied materials. A series of mechanical properties, determined by tensile testing, are presented. We have determined the characteristic curves, tensile strength and modulus of elasticity and the influence of the epoxy resin volume proportion on the mechanical behaviour of bio resins.
Keywords: bio resin, mechanical properties, roughness