İnternational Congress on Natural and Engineering Sciences (ICNES 2016), Skopje, Macedonia, 1 - 05 September 2016, pp.18
Syntactic foams are developing for lightweight and strong materials needs. Their closed-cell structure made them suitable especially for marine and underwater applications. In this study, natural rubber based syntactic foams were developed by contributing micro glass balloons. Natural rubber is dissolved under room temperature with chemical solvents and mixed with different (%10, %20, %30 by weight) glass micro balloons percentages. After dried rubber-glass micro balloons mixture at 70 C, rubber based syntactic foams and sandwich panels were vulcanised in a hot mold under pressure. Sandwich panels were manufactured by using produced syntactic foams and aluminum face sheets. Compression, tensile and flexural properties were measured for syntactic foams and sandwich panels. The strength behavior and damage mechanisms were concluded to understand micro cracks to macro scale damages.