Date of Award

2010

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

First Advisor

Shivakumar, Kunigal

Abstract

The modified Eco-Core was characterized by static confined compression tests. Surface coating with polyurea resulted in an improvement in compression strength by 12%; compression modulus by 64%; and energy absorption density by 14%. The impregnation of Eco-Core with polyurethane enhanced the compression strength by 138% with a penalty of increased density and decreased modulus

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