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Title: Improving mechanical and thermal properties of TiO2-epoxy nanocomposite
Authors: Kumar K.
Ghosh P.K.
Kumar A.
Published in: Composites Part B: Engineering
Abstract: TiO2-epoxy nanocomposites were fabricated by using an innovative ultrasonic dual mixing process (UDM) process consists of ultrasonic mixing with simultaneous impeller stirring. TiO2 nanoparticles were used as reinforcement in epoxy resin with weight percentages 5, 10 and 15 respectively. Mechanical properties of each group of composite material were identified using tensile and dynamic mechanical measurements. The effect of TiO2 nanoparticles addition on dynamical mechanical properties of epoxy matrix in the terms of storage modulus and tanδ value with respect to the temperature at a dynamic heating rate of 2 °C/min were studied. The dispersion condition of TiO2 content in epoxy matrix has been thoroughly investigated by using field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) analysis. Tensile tests and thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA) were performed on each group of TiO2-epoxy composite to determine their tensile strength, toughness and thermal stability. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Citation: Composites Part B: Engineering (2016), 97(): 353-360
URI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2016.04.080
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/8980
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Keywords: A. Polymer-matrix composites (PMCs)
B. Mechanical properties
B. Thermomechanical
E. Thermosetting resin
Ultrasonic dual mixing
ISSN: 13598368
Author Scopus IDs: 8593301300
35459954300
57216775596
Author Affiliations: Kumar, K., Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, 247667, India
Ghosh, P.K., Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, 247667, India
Kumar, A., Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, 247667, India
Funding Details: The authors would like to express their gratitude to Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) , Department of Science & Technology (DST) of India for providing financial support to carry out this work. The work forms a part of Ph.D. Thesis's work of Mr. Kaushal Kumar.
Corresponding Author: Kumar, K.; Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeIndia; email: kaushalbsr@gmail.com
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