Title: Nano-Ceramic Modified Polymer Matrix Glass Composites for Impact Applications
Authors: Harish Kallagunta, and Jitendra S. Tate
Abstract: Ceramic materials are known for their capability of impact resistance which is the general case scenario in impact applications. The major limitation of high weight and brittleness of these materials inhibited further broad range development into integral composite systems as they interfere with the mobility range. Hence nanoceramic materials are developed and utilized in fiber reinforced composite systems to achieve the impact resistance composites. In this experimental research, the effects of low mass high velocity impact on ceramic nanoparticles modified polymer glass composites is reported. The low cost VARTM is used to manufacture 8 ply nanocomposite panels. One set consists of composite panels made with unique aluminum oxide nanofibers modified polymer reinforced with glass fibers and the other set contains composite panels made with silicon oxide nanoparticles modified polymer reinforced with glass fibers. The results of the nanocomposites which use impact height, velocity and energy as variables are compared and presented. The weight of the impactor and the type of impactor tip are not varied. The dispersion of the nanoparticles in the matrix is investigated through the SEM imaging. Concluding remarks on the impact tolerance of the nanocomposites is reported. Keywords: Nanoceramic particles, Advanced composites, Low Velocity Impact, VARTM, Polymer Matrix Composites
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Conference: SAMPE 2019 - Charlotte, NC
Publication Date: 2019/05/20
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