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Steel and Composite Structures   Volume 17, Number 6, December 2014, pages 825-834
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/scs.2014.17.6.825
 
The effect of MWCNTs on the mechanical properties of woven Kevlar/epoxy composites
Iman Taraghi, Abdolhossein Fereidoon and Ali Mohyeddin

 
Abstract     [Full Text]
    This manuscript presents an experimental investigation on the effect of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) addition on the tensile, flexural and impact properties of woven Kevlar fabric reinforced epoxy composites. MWCNTs were dispersed in the epoxy resin by sonication technique and the samples were fabricated by hand layup laminating procedure. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was used to characterize the microstructure of produced samples. The effects of adding small amounts (
 
Key Words
    Kevlar fiber; multi-walled carbon nanotube; thermosetting resin; laminated composite; mechanical testing
 
Address
(1) Iman Taraghi, Abdolhossein Fereidoon:
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Semnan University, Semnan, 35131-19111, Iran;
(2) Ali Mohyeddin:
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Parand Branch, Islamic Azad University, Parand, Iran.
 

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