The effect of matrix and reinforcement material selection on the tensile properties of hybrid composites.
Silva, Francesco; Sachse, Sophia; Zhu, Huijun; Pielichowski, Krzysztof; Leszczy?ska, Agnieszka; Njuguna, James
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In order to develop advanced materials as lightweight structures three-phased composites were prepared using nano-fillers, nano-silica (nano-SiO2) and nano-clay and micro glass-spheres to reinforce two kinds of glass-fibre reinforced thermoplastic matrices, polypropylene (PP) and polyamide (PA6). These novel composites were examined for: 1) morphological property using Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and X-ray diffraction; 2) the nature of surface fracture using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM); and 3) the mechanical property using Instron 5500R universal testing machine. The results showed that for glass-fibre-PA6 composites, the addition of MMT and glass-spheres enhanced the stiffness, whereas the addition of nano-SiO2 increased the maximum elongation. In contrast the addition of the secondary filler had little effect on the mechanical properties of PP composites.
SILVA, F., SACHSE, S., ZHU, H., PIELICHOWSKI, K., LESZCZYNSKA, A. and NJUGUNA, J. 2014. The effect of matrix and reinforcement material selection on the tensile properties of hybrid composites. Journal of sustainable mobility, 1(1), pages 37-52. Available from: https://doi.org/10.9774/GLEAF.2350.2014.00005
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||May 1, 2014|
|Online Publication Date||May 1, 2014|
|Publication Date||May 31, 2014|
|Deposit Date||Dec 18, 2014|
|Publicly Available Date||Dec 18, 2014|
|Journal||Journal of sustainable mobility|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Injection moulding; Nanocomposites; Polymer-matrix composites (PMCs); Short-fibre composites|
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