Impact of Nanofillers Incorporation on Laminated Nanocomposites Performance

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Abstract

Epoxy-based laminated composites containing recently developed woven Kevlar KM2Plus fibers and three different nanofillers [silicon carbide (SiC), aluminum oxide (Al2O3) and multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT)] were fabricated using wet layup method. The addition of the nanofillers produced thermally stable nanocomposites with improved mechanical performance. MWCNT nanocomposites showed the best performance at 0.5 wt.% MWCNT content above which agglomeration degraded the mechanical performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4453-4461
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Materials Engineering and Performance
Volume27
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1 2018

Keywords

  • Kevlar KM2Plus
  • agglomeration
  • aluminum oxide (AlO)
  • mechanical and thermal stability
  • multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT)
  • silicon carbide (SiC)
  • wet layup

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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