Effect of nano-additives on epoxy composites

Misra, Gaurav (2014) Effect of nano-additives on epoxy composites. BTech thesis.



Nanoparticle incorporation is a convenient way to enhance the mechanical properties of polymer matrices. In the last number of years abundant research has been done published concerning the enhancement of the mechanical properties of nanoparticle filled polymers. This work analyses the influence of nano clay and nano carbon reinforcement on the behavior of epoxy matrices. The nanoparticles were dispersed into the epoxy resin using a direct mixing method. Specimen preparation and testing were carried out as per ASTM standards. The investigation reveals that, due to incorporation of nano additives in epoxy composite to some extent give encouraging results when compared with the neat epoxy. After a certain amount of addition of additives these properties do not get enhanced and in some cases on further addition of additives the properties get depleted/deteriorated.

Item Type:Thesis (BTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Nanoparticles,epoxy composite,direct mixing method
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Ceramic Engnieering > Nanocomposites
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Ceramic Engineering
ID Code:6237
Deposited By:Hemanta Biswal
Deposited On:08 Sep 2014 11:23
Last Modified:08 Sep 2014 11:23
Supervisor(s): Pal, S K

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