Deakin University
Browse

File(s) under permanent embargo

Mechanical property characterization of carbon nanofiber/epoxy nanocomposites reinforced by GMA-grafted UHMWPE fibers

Version 2 2024-06-13, 13:23
Version 1 2019-11-18, 15:11
journal contribution
posted on 2024-06-13, 13:23 authored by M Ahmadi, M Masoomi, S Safi
© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Carbon nanofibers (CNFs) dispersed epoxy resin was reinforced with unidirectional glycidyl methacrylate (GMA) grafted ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibers. Tensile tests were performed on unfilled, and CNF filled epoxy to identify the effect of adding CNFs on the mechanical properties of epoxy. The highest improvement in strength was obtained with 1 wt% of CNF. Tensile and flexural properties improvements in three-component nanocomposites were confirmed by obtained results. The combined use of CNFs and GMA-grafted UHMWPE fibers leads to a significant synergy in the mechanical properties of nanocomposites. The mechanisms of such synergism were analyzed by fracture studies using scanning electron microscopy.

History

Journal

Composites Part B: Engineering

Volume

83

Pagination

43-49

Location

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ISSN

1359-8368

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Publisher

Elsevier

Usage metrics

    Research Publications

    Categories

    No categories selected

    Exports

    RefWorks
    BibTeX
    Ref. manager
    Endnote
    DataCite
    NLM
    DC