Hygrothermal chamber aging effect on mechanical behavior and morphology of glass fiber-epoxy-nano clay composites

Shettar, Manjunath and Kini, Achutha U and Sharma, S S and Hiremath, Pavan and Gowri Shankar, M C (2020) Hygrothermal chamber aging effect on mechanical behavior and morphology of glass fiber-epoxy-nano clay composites. Materials Research Express, 7. ISSN 2053-1591

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Abstract

This work examines the impact of artificial aging on tensile and flexural behavior of epoxy-nanoclay composites(ENCs)and glass fiber-epoxy-nano clay composites(GFENCs)in the hygrothermal chamber. Epoxy-nano clay composites made by ageneral-casting technique, and GFENCs are made by hand layup technique. The specimens are aged in the hygrothermal chamber for 180 days at 40°C with 60% RH. The results revealed that an increase in nano clay and glass fiber weight percentage enhanced the mechanical behavior of GFENCs.The aging of the sample has a negative influence on the composite materials. But, the increase in nanoclay and glass fiber weight percentage has diminished the impact of aging on the mechanical behavior of composites. SEM micro graphs revealed there a son for the failure and influence of aging conditions

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: nanoclay,glassfiber,epoxy,artificialaging,SEMmicrographs
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Mechanical and Manufacturing
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 07 May 2020 06:11
Last Modified: 07 May 2020 06:11
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/155095

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