from the conferences organized by TANGER Ltd. provisional website
In this investigative study, composites which are based on basalt, Jute, Polyester and Polypropylene are formulated with epoxy resins and basalt nano particles. An ultrasonic probe with high intensity was used to obtain a homogenous mixture of epoxy resin and nano particles of basalt, the nano particles through sonic cavitation were infused into resin. The measurement of loading effect of nano particles on mechanical properties such as tensile modulus, impact strength and flexural modulus was conducted. Shifting of thermal degradation temperatures of composites with addition of basalt nano particles to higher temperatures was observed in Thermo-gravimetric (TG/DTG) composites. The thermal stability of composites increased considerably by the addition of basalt. A better fiber-matrix interfacial interaction in hybrid composites was observed in the images of tensile fractured sides of composites during observation in images of scanning electron microscope. On the basis of results, it is evident that with reference to performance, prime important factor is miscibility of nanoparticles in resins.Keywords: Nano composites, Basalt fiber, Thermal stability, Mechanical Properties
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