Evaluation Of Mechanical And Fracture Properties Of Nickel Coated Short Carbon Fiber/Epoxy Composites With Nanofillers

Kiran M D, H K Govindaraju, Lokesh Yadhav B R

The objective of the present research article is to study the mechanical and fracture properties of epoxy polymer composites reinforced with nickel coated short carbon fiber with Aluminium oxide (Al2O3), Titanium dioxide (TiO2) and Silica(SiO2) nano powder with different loading. The samples were prepared using open mould technique using a matrix and fiber weight ratio of 98:02. The nano fillers were mixed with epoxy using mechanical stirrer with particle loading of 2%, 4% and 6% of weight. Results of hybrid composites were evaluated with the tensile and impact strengths and fracture toughness andwhose results are mainly dependent on type of filler and filler loading. The addition of nano fillers enhances the cross-linking in the matrix and it leads to increase the mechanical properties and fracture toughness.Addition of 6% Al2O3with epoxy matrix enhanced the tensile strength by 25% and impact strength and fracture toughness by 77% and 103% respectively.

Volume 12 | 02-Special Issue

Pages: 442-447

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V12SP2/SP20201090