Accession Number:

ADA617759

Title:

Influence of Addition of Carboxyl Functionalized MWCNTs on Performance of Neat and Carbon Fiber Reinforced EPON 862

Descriptive Note:

Masters thesis

Corporate Author:

TUSKEGEE UNIV AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

132.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE