Impact Performance Improvement of Multiscale Hybrid Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites with CNT




Improving the interface properties of carbon nanotubes increases the mechanical performance of fiber-reinforced polymer matrix composites. Studies on different fiber types and different polymer matrix materials present promising results in literature. The effect of carbon nanotube (CNT) additives on impact performance of fiber reinforced polymer matrix composites produced by vacuum infusion method and drop weight impact test applied. Glass and carbon 1 m2 fiber fabrics were divided into 9 equal square pieces and placed on top of each other to make them multi-layered structure. Fiber reinforcements were produced using vacuum infusion method with epoxy resin. 0.5% of the total composite weight was added to CNT with same production parameters and intraply hybrid composite containing glass, carbon and aramid fibers was also produced. Samples were produced from the composite plates and the drop weight impact test was performed with 50 J impact energy in accordance with ASTM D7136 standard. While this increase could be observed in glass fiber and carbon fiber reinforced composites, the impact energy absorption performance in carbon fiber reinforced composite increased more than 100%. CNT increased the impact performance of multi-layer fiber reinforced polymer matrix composites.


Carbon nanotubes, Polymer Composite, Drop Weight Impact


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Cihan Kaboglu, Bursa Technical University




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E. Ferik and C. Kaboglu, “Impact Performance Improvement of Multiscale Hybrid Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites with CNT”, J. Mod. Mater., vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 29–40, Dec. 2023.