Viscoelastic and Mechanical Properties of Multi-layered Graphene Polyester Composites

Saharudin, Mohd, Shyha, Islam and Inam, Fawad (2016) Viscoelastic and Mechanical Properties of Multi-layered Graphene Polyester Composites. In: ICAME2016 - 2nd International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering, 10th - 13th May 2016, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Abstract

In this study, multi-layered-graphene (MLG) reinforced unsaturated polyester (UP) were prepared by adding different weight percentage of graphene in polyester resin and subsequently cross linked using mixture of methyl ethyl ketone peroxide. The mechanical properties of polyester-graphene were also studied. The maximum increase Tg was obtained from 80.85°C to 87.59°C in case of 0.7 wt%. The Vickers microhardiness (HV) was increased up to 116% compared to monolithic polyester. Flexural modulus of 0.7 wt% reinforcement recorded the highest modulus with 1.19Gpa. It was found that the addition of multi-layered graphene significantly improved the dynamic and mechanical properties of the composites.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: J400 Polymers and Textiles
J500 Materials Technology not otherwise specified
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2016 09:02
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2017 20:04
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/27619

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