Influence of Addition of Carboxyl Functionalized MWCNTs on Performance of Neat and Carbon Fiber Reinforced EPON 862
TUSKEGEE UNIV AL
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A synchronized study has been carried out to investigate the influence of carboxyl functionalized MWCNTs on both quasi static and dynamic mechanical as well as thermal properties of EPON 862 and satin weave carbonepoxy laminated composites. A combination method of high intensity ultrasonication and magnetic stirring along with a solvent acetone was used to incorporate 0.1, 0.2 and 0.3 wt of CNTs into the epoxy matrix which was then mixed with the hardener using a high speed mechanical stirrer. The CNT modified epoxy resin was then used to fabricate satin weave carbon reinforced three phase FRP composites using compression molding at elevated temperature.
- Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
- Laminates and Composite Materials