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A Study of the Mechanical Performance of a Composites Embedded with Nano-Particles


Title: A Study of the Mechanical Performance of a Composites Embedded with Nano-Particles

Authors: Relebohile George Qhobosheane, Monjur Morshed Rabby, Bryan Durham, Vamsee Vadlamudi, Kenneth Reifsnider, Rassel Raihan

DOI: 10.33599/nasampe/s.21.0448

Abstract: In this research work we characterize the mechanical and curing properties of the developed composites embedded with nano-particles. A composite sample with both magnetostrictive property and piezoelectric property is manufactured. The magnetostrictive property is achieved by the addition of Terfenol-D nanoparticles within the composite constituents and the piezoelectric property by the addition of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). The presence of these foreign materials within the composite system affects the overall composite mechanical properties. Composite prepreg samples of constant optimal nanoparticle volume fractions as per literature were fabricated. Thermal properties were investigated using deferential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The aim was to characterize the curing properties of the prepreg samples with different nanoparticles before fabrication of the composite samples to explore the effect of the nanoparticles on the manufacturing properties. Bonding properties in the presence of the nanoparticles were characterized using Nicolet 6700 FTIR Fourier transform infrared (FTIR). The samples fabricated as per ASTM standards were then passed through a series of mechanical tests to explore fracture toughness. The aim was to investigate the effect of nanoparticles on the composite delamination properties and inter-laminar fracture toughness.

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Conference: SAMPE NEXUS 2021

Publication Date: 2021/06/29

SKU: TP21-0000000448

Pages: 10

Price: FREE

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