Study on Mechanical Characteristics of Nanoclay Reinforced Polymer Composites

Shettar, Manjunath and Kini, Achutha U and Sharma, S S and Hiremath, Pavan (2016) Study on Mechanical Characteristics of Nanoclay Reinforced Polymer Composites. In: Advanced Materials, Manufacturing, Management and Thermal Science, 23/09/2016, SIT, Tumkur.

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The present work is focused on analysis and influence of nanoclay on the mechanical behavior of polymers viz., epoxy and polyester. Different types of nanocomposites are prepared using 5 wt% and 10 wt% nanoclay with 95 wt% and 90 wt% epoxy and polyester respectively. Nanoclay is mixed with the resin using a mechanical stirrer for 2 hours to ensure the proper distribution of the reinforcement. Casting technique is used to prepare the specimens according to ASTM standard. The specimens are tested for tensile strength and hardness. 5 wt% of nanoclay increased the tensile strength of resins, but 10 wt% decreased the tensile strength. Hardness value of epoxy resin increased by increasing the wt% of nanoclay, whereas there is no much change in the hardness value of the polyester resin

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nanoclay; Epoxy; Polyester; Mechanical Properties.
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Mechanical and Manufacturing
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2016 08:41
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2016 08:41

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