Synthesis and Mechanical Characterization of C.N.F Reinforced PUC composite

Baliga, Ravishanker B and Shenoy, Satish B and Rao, Sathish U and Bhat, Vijendra V (2013) Synthesis and Mechanical Characterization of C.N.F Reinforced PUC composite. International Journal of Chemical and Environmental and Biological Sciences(IJCEBS), 1 (4). pp. 697-700. ISSN 2320-4079

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Abstract

Polymeric composites reinforced with carbon nanofiber (C.N.F) and hydroxyapatite (HA) are found to have improved bio compatibility, bone adhesion properties resulting lesser problems in the long term safety. Thermo Plastic Polyurethane (Polycarbonate Urethane, PUC) which is identified for biomedical applications increasingly is used as the polymer base in the present study. Solution processing is used to prepare polymer composites having good quality films. Flexural and tensile tests were carried out to predict the influence of various constituents and combinations of CNF-PUC reinforcements on the mechanical characteristics of the test specimen. Flexural tests predict that CNF has more influence on flexural strength than HA and PUC. Whereas, the tensile test reveals that PUC has higher influence on tensile strength than CNF and HA.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hydroxyapatite,Polycarbonate Urethane, Carbon Nanofibers, Solvent Casting
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Aeronautical and Automobile
Engineering > MIT Manipal > Biotechnology
Engineering > MIT Manipal > Mechanical and Manufacturing
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2015 11:21
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2015 11:21
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143453

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