Tensile and flexural properties of hybrid graphene oxide/epoxy carbon fibre reinforced composites.
Watson, G.; Starost, Kristof; Bari, Pravin; Faisal, Nadimul Haque; Mishra, Satyendra; Njuguna, James
Doctor Nadimul Faisal N.H.Faisal@rgu.ac.uk
Professor James Njuguna email@example.com
In this study, nano-sized graphene oxide sheets were homogenously dispersed via sonication methods in epoxy followed by vacuum resin infusion for the fabrication of the epoxy, graphene oxide (GO) and micro-sized carbon fibre reinforced nanocomposites (EP/CF/GO). Graphene oxide concentrations ranging from 0.1 - 0.5 wt. % were studied to investigate the effect on tensile and flexural strength. It was observed that the tensile strength of the EP/CF decreased with the addition of GO but increased with GO weight concentration in the nanocomposites studied from 498MPa to 519 MPa for the inclusion of 0.1 to 0.5 wt.% GO respectively. The 0.5 wt. % EP/CF/GO recorded a 10% increase in Young's modulus compared to the classical epoxy / carbon fibre composites, and similar trend was observed for the flexural properties. However flexural strength of the GO samples did not surpass the control sample (epoxy /carbon fibre composites) with the 0.3 wt.% GO samples (EP/CF/GO) providing the greatest flexural strength of >580 MPa compared to the 0.1 wt.% and 0.5 wt.% GO samples.
|Journal Article Type||Conference Paper|
|Start Date||Sep 12, 2016|
|Publication Date||May 11, 2017|
|Journal||IOP conference series: materials science and engineering|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Institution Citation||WATSON, G., STAROST, K., BARI, P., FAISAL, N., MISHRA, S. and NJUGUNA, J. 2016. Tensile and flexural properties of hybrid graphene oxide/epoxy carbon fibre reinforced composites. IOP conference series: materials science and engineering [online], 195: proceedings of the 3rd International conference on structural nano composites (NANOSTRUC 2016), 12-16 September 2016, Aberdeen, UK, article number 012009. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/195/1/012009|
|Keywords||Graphene oxide; Tensile; Flexural strength; Epoxy/carbon fibre composites|
WATSON 2016 Tensile and flexural properties