Application of Taguchi's approach in the optimization of tensile properties of epoxy/nanoclay/MWCNT nanocomposites

Ku Zarina Ku Ahmad, Sahrim Ahmad, Mou'ad A. Tarawneh, Rozaidi Rasid, Prakash R. Apte

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Abstract

This paper reports the improvement in tensile strength of epoxy by using binary hybrid nanocomposites of nanoclay and multi-wall carbon nanotube using a solution casting method. The effect of clay/MWCNT ratio, types of solvent, clay cation, composition of LENR, cure time and cure temperature on the tensile properties of epoxy nanocomposites were investigated using Taguchi Method. Orthogonal array L27 is chosen for sample preparations. Analysis of Mean (ANOM) and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) was used to identify the dominant factors and the optimum values of clay/MWCNT ratio and settings of other process parameters. Confirmation of experiment was performed with the optimum parameter settings and the measured mechanical properties were compared with the predicted results. Morphologies of the fracture surface of MWCNT/epoxy nanocomposites was observed by scanning electron microscope (SEM). Transmission electron microscope (TEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) test were employed to analyse the dispersion structure in the modified samples.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Materials Research
Pages256-259
Number of pages4
Volume576
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventInternational Conference on Advances in Manufacturing and Materials Engineering, ICAMME 2012 - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 3 Jul 20125 Jul 2012

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume576
ISSN (Print)10226680

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Advances in Manufacturing and Materials Engineering, ICAMME 2012
CityKuala Lumpur
Period3/7/125/7/12

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Tensile properties
Nanocomposites
Clay
Electron microscopes
Taguchi methods
Analysis of variance (ANOVA)
Carbon nanotubes
Casting
Tensile strength
Positive ions
Scanning
X ray diffraction
Mechanical properties
Chemical analysis
Experiments
Temperature

Keywords

  • Carbon nanotube
  • Nanoclay
  • Taguchi Method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Ahmad, K. Z. K., Ahmad, S., Tarawneh, M. A., Rasid, R., & Apte, P. R. (2012). Application of Taguchi's approach in the optimization of tensile properties of epoxy/nanoclay/MWCNT nanocomposites. In Advanced Materials Research (Vol. 576, pp. 256-259). (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 576). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.576.256

Application of Taguchi's approach in the optimization of tensile properties of epoxy/nanoclay/MWCNT nanocomposites. / Ahmad, Ku Zarina Ku; Ahmad, Sahrim; Tarawneh, Mou'ad A.; Rasid, Rozaidi; Apte, Prakash R.

Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 576 2012. p. 256-259 (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 576).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ahmad, KZK, Ahmad, S, Tarawneh, MA, Rasid, R & Apte, PR 2012, Application of Taguchi's approach in the optimization of tensile properties of epoxy/nanoclay/MWCNT nanocomposites. in Advanced Materials Research. vol. 576, Advanced Materials Research, vol. 576, pp. 256-259, International Conference on Advances in Manufacturing and Materials Engineering, ICAMME 2012, Kuala Lumpur, 3/7/12. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.576.256
Ahmad KZK, Ahmad S, Tarawneh MA, Rasid R, Apte PR. Application of Taguchi's approach in the optimization of tensile properties of epoxy/nanoclay/MWCNT nanocomposites. In Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 576. 2012. p. 256-259. (Advanced Materials Research). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.576.256
Ahmad, Ku Zarina Ku ; Ahmad, Sahrim ; Tarawneh, Mou'ad A. ; Rasid, Rozaidi ; Apte, Prakash R. / Application of Taguchi's approach in the optimization of tensile properties of epoxy/nanoclay/MWCNT nanocomposites. Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 576 2012. pp. 256-259 (Advanced Materials Research).
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