Experimental investigation on mechanical and wear properties of nanoclay–epoxy composites

Shettar, Manjunath and Kowshik, Suhas C S and Manjunath, Maitri and Hiremath, Pavan (2020) Experimental investigation on mechanical and wear properties of nanoclay–epoxy composites. Journal of Materials Research and Technology, 9 (20). pp. 9108-9116. ISSN 2238-7854

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Abstract

The work targets to fabricate and characterize “nanoclay–epoxy composites” (NECs) by varying weight percentages (wt.%) of nanoclay. Mechanical stirrer and sonicator are used to mix nanoclay into epoxy resin. The mixture is molded to prepare specimens in accordance with ASTM standards. The addition of nanoclay increased the mechanical properties offabricated composites. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) images revealed the causes of specimen failure. Four factors viz., nanoclay wt.%, speed, load, and time at three levels are considered a wear test on a pin-on-disc machine. The design of experiments (Taguchi design) is applied for the experimentation, and analysis of variance is established through Minitab 19 software. Results revealed that the nanoclay addition improved the resistance to wear of epoxy

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nanoclay Epoxy Mechanical properties Wea
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Humanities and Management
Engineering > MIT Manipal > Mechanical and Manufacturing
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2020 04:31
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2020 04:31
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/155549

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