Tensile properties of nanoclay reinforced epoxy composites

Ku, H. and Trada, Mohan (2013) Tensile properties of nanoclay reinforced epoxy composites. In: 4th International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering (SMN 2013), 10-12 Jul 2013, Gold Coast, Australia.


Kinetic epoxy resin was filled with nanoclay to increase tensile properties of the composite for civil and structural. This project manufactured samples with different percentages by weight of nanoclay in the composites in steps of 1 wt%, which were then post-cured in an oven. The samples were then subjected to tensile tests. The results showed that the composite with 3 wt% of nanoclay produced the highest yield and tensile strengths. However, the Young's modulus increased with increasing nanoparticulate loading. It is hoped that the discussion and results in this work would not only contribute towards the further development of nanoclay reinforced epoxy composites with enhanced material properties, but also provide useful information for the studies of fracture toughness, tensile properties and flexural properties of other composites.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © (2013) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Print copy of the Proceedings held in the USQ Library at call no. 620.5 Fou.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2014 01:26
Last Modified: 15 May 2017 05:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: nanoclay; epoxy resin; tensile strength; yield strength; Young's modulus
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
10 Technology > 1007 Nanotechnology > 100708 Nanomaterials
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870399 Construction Materials Performance and Processes not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1117/12.2026644
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24120

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