5th International Advances in Applied Physics and Materials Science Congress Exhibition (APMAS2015), Muğla, Turkey, 16 - 19 April 2015, pp.248
Syntactic foams are close cell structured foam materials and present improved properties for
lightweight and high performance material requests. They have been widely used in naval,
aeronautical, aerospace, civil, industrial, and automotive engineering applications on account of their
good acoustical attenuation, excellent strength to weight ratio, vibration isolation, dielectric properties.
In this study, a novel high strain rate sensitive syntactic foam was developed. A rigid polyurethane
resin was used as a binder material. Glass bubbles were used as an additive for produce cell
structure. Elastomeric silicone resin were used for change elastic properties of the foam as an
additional binder material. Quasi static compression properties and high strain rate compression
properties were obtained by using Instron Universal Tensile-Compression Machine and Split
Hopkinson Pressure Bar experimental set up respectively. The results show that, developed foam is
very high strain rate sensitive material. The strength raise depend on strain rate was obtained more
than widely used Polyurea strain rate sensitive coating material. Consequently, developed foam can
be used for blast, impact or ballistic mitigation purpose as a coating material.