Optimization of tensile properties of epoxy/nanoclay/MWNT nanocomposites by Taguchi Method

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

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Abstract

In this study, nanoclay and multi-wall carbon nanotubes have been used as a dual filler in an epoxy matrix. In the design of the experiment (DOE) the Taguchi Method was selected to study the effect of the factors involved in this study. The effect of the clay/MWNT ratio, types of solvent, clay cation, composition of LENR, cure time and cure temperature on tensile properties of the epoxy nanocomposites were investigated. The confirmation experiment obtained from Taguchi analysis, achieved 57% improvement in tensile strength. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy(TEM) revealed the presence of intercalated and aggregated structures. Due to the lower crosslink density of the system, a decrease in decomposition temperature and glass transition temperature was observed in the optimum sample.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Materials Research
Pages3-6
Number of pages4
Volume428
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2011 International Symposium on Materials Science and Engineering Technology, ISMSET 2011 - Dubai
Duration: 12 Nov 201113 Nov 2011

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume428
ISSN (Print)10226680

Other

Other2011 International Symposium on Materials Science and Engineering Technology, ISMSET 2011
CityDubai
Period12/11/1113/11/11

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Taguchi methods
Tensile properties
Nanocomposites
Clay
Fillers
Carbon nanotubes
Tensile strength
Positive ions
Experiments
Transmission electron microscopy
Decomposition
X ray diffraction
Temperature
Chemical analysis
Glass transition temperature

Keywords

  • Design of experiments
  • Multi-wall carbon nanotube
  • Nanoclay
  • Taguchi Method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Ku Ahmad, K. Z., Ahmad, S., Tarawneh, M. A., & Apte, P. R. (2012). Optimization of tensile properties of epoxy/nanoclay/MWNT nanocomposites by Taguchi Method. In Advanced Materials Research (Vol. 428, pp. 3-6). (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 428). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.428.3

Optimization of tensile properties of epoxy/nanoclay/MWNT nanocomposites by Taguchi Method. / Ku Ahmad, Ku Zarina; Ahmad, Sahrim; Tarawneh, Mou'ad A.; Apte, Prakash R.

Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 428 2012. p. 3-6 (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 428).

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

Ku Ahmad, KZ, Ahmad, S, Tarawneh, MA & Apte, PR 2012, Optimization of tensile properties of epoxy/nanoclay/MWNT nanocomposites by Taguchi Method. in Advanced Materials Research. vol. 428, Advanced Materials Research, vol. 428, pp. 3-6, 2011 International Symposium on Materials Science and Engineering Technology, ISMSET 2011, Dubai, 12/11/11. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.428.3
Ku Ahmad KZ, Ahmad S, Tarawneh MA, Apte PR. Optimization of tensile properties of epoxy/nanoclay/MWNT nanocomposites by Taguchi Method. In Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 428. 2012. p. 3-6. (Advanced Materials Research). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.428.3
Ku Ahmad, Ku Zarina ; Ahmad, Sahrim ; Tarawneh, Mou'ad A. ; Apte, Prakash R. / Optimization of tensile properties of epoxy/nanoclay/MWNT nanocomposites by Taguchi Method. Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 428 2012. pp. 3-6 (Advanced Materials Research).
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