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      Effect of nanoclay on the mechanical behavior of epoxy composites Translated title: Auswirkungen von Nanoton auf das mechanische Verhalten von Epoxykompositen

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      Materials Testing
      Carl Hanser Verlag

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          The present study investigated the mechanical characteristics of epoxy strips reinforced with Cloisite 30B nanoclay. Epoxy materials were reinforced with different particulate fractions of chosen nanoclay and the specimens were investigated regarding mechanical properties such as tensile, impact and flexural strengths. The nanoclay content was varied from 2 to10 wt.-% of the total matrix in the matrices. The results showed that the mechanical properties of the composites mainly depended on the dispersion condition of the filler particles, particle size and aggregate structure. Improved tensile modulus, flexural modulus and impact strength in bending properties with less nanoclay content were observed and were found to decrease with increased filler content.


          In der diesem Beitrag zugrunde liegenden Studie wurden die mechanischen Charakteristika von Epoxystreifen, die mit einem Cloisite 30B Nanoton verstärkt wurden, untersucht. Die Epoxymaterialien wurden hierzu mit verschiedenen Partikelanteilen des gewählten Nanotons verstärkt und die Proben hinsichtlich ihrer mechanischen Eigenschaften untersucht, wie zum Beispiel bezüglich des Zugverhaltens, Impaktverhaltens und der Flexibilität. Der Nanoton-Anteil wurde zwischen 2 und 10 wt.-% in der gesamten Matrix variiert. Die Ergebnisse zeigen, dass die mechanischen Eigenschaften der Komposite hauptsächlich von den Dispersionsbedingungen der Füllpartikel, der Partikelgröße und der Aggregatstruktur abhängen. Verbesserte Elastizitäts- und Biegemodule sowie Impaktfestigkeit unter Biegung wurden bei einem geringeren Nanoton-Gehalt beobachtet und es wurde ermittelt, dass diese mit zunehmenden Fülleranteil abnehmen.

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                Materials Testing
                Carl Hanser Verlag
                4 October 2016
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                1 Tamil Nadu, India
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                [* ] Correspondence Address, Associate Prof. ME C. Vivekanandhan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Arulmurugan College of Engineering, Karur, Tamil Nadu, India, E-mail: cvivekmech2010@ 123456gmail.com

                Associate Prof. Chinnasamy Vivekanandhan received his BEng degree in Mechanical Engineering at Vinayaka Missions Kirupananda Variyar Engineering College, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India. Afterwards, he received his MEng degree in Engineering Design at Anna University, Chennai, India. He is pursuing his PhD in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Anna University, India. Currently, he is working as Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Arulmurugan College of Engineering, Karur, Tamil Nadu, India. His areas of research interests include composite materials and manufacturing. He has 15 years of teaching experience and 2.5 years of industrial experience.

                Prof. Dr. Pavayee Subramani Sampath received his MTech in Polymer Science and Engineering from Anna University, Chennai, India and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Anna University, Chennai, India. He is currently working as Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering College, K. S. R. College of Technology, Tiruchengode, Tamil Nadu, India. His research interests include composite materials, manufacturing and fracture mechanics. He has 16 years of teaching experience and 2 years of industrial experience. He is a member of the Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) New Delhi and the Society for Failure Analysis.

                © 2016, Carl Hanser Verlag, München
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                Materials technology,Materials characterization,Materials science
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