Journal : Advances in Materials Science
Article : Impact behaviour of glass fribre /epoxy composites with nano-enhanced resin after water exposure

Authors :
Mierzejewska, Ż. A.
Bialystok University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering, ul. Wiejska 45C, 15-351 Bialystok, Poland, a.mierzejewska@doktoranci.pb.edu.pl,
Małecka, J.
Opole University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Automation, Poland, j.malecka@po.opole.pl,
Raczkiewicz, W.
Kielce University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Department of Strength of Materials and Concrete Structures, 25-314 Kielce, Poland, wiolar@tu.kielce..pl,
Bacharz, M.
Kielce University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Department of Strength of Materials and Concrete Structures, 25-314 Kielce, Poland,
Bacharz, K.
Kielce University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Department of Strength of Materials and Concrete Structures, 25-314 Kielce, Poland,
Landowski, M.
Gdańsk University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Narutowicza 11/12, 80-233 Gdańsk, Poland, mlandowski@gmail.com,
Imielińska, K.
University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Narutowicza 11/12, 80-233 Gdańsk, Poland,
Abstract : Impact behaviour of glass fibre /epoxy composites with nano- SiO2 modified resin was studied in terms of low velocity impact after water exposure. Nanocomposites with 1%, 2%, 3% 5% 7% nano-SiO2 (Nanopox- Evonic) were investigated. Peak impact load and impact damage area as a function of nanoparticle contents were compared for dry specimens and for samples exposed to water (0.7 %wt. 1.7% water absorbed) at 1J, 2J 3J impact energies. For unmodified composite peak force was higher than for 3% modified specimens and higher for dry specimens than those exposed to water. Impact damage areas were plotted as a function of water contents for modified and unmodified samples. Failure modes were illustrated using SEM micrographs. Numeropus matrix cracks were the dominating failure mode in dry speciemens both unmodified and the modified. Fibre fracture was observed at 3J impact energy in all dry unmodified samples, however water exposure prevented early fibre fracture in nanocomposites. The proposed energy absorption mechanism is nanoparticles debonding.

Keywords : polymer composites, nanocomposites, low-velocity impact,
Publishing house : Politechnika Gdańska
Publication date : 2015
Number : Vol.15, nr 2(44)
Page : 30 – 35

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DOI :
Qute : Mierzejewska, Ż. A. ,Małecka, J. ,Raczkiewicz, W. ,Bacharz, M. ,Bacharz, K. ,Landowski, M. ,Imielińska, K. ,Imielińska, K. , Impact behaviour of glass fribre /epoxy composites with nano-enhanced resin after water exposure. Advances in Materials Science Vol.15, nr 2(44)/2015
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