Volume 13, Issue 4 (2013)                   Modares Mechanical Engineering 2013, 13(4): 98-104 | Back to browse issues page

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Pol M. Effect of Nanoclay Particles on Ballistic Behavior of Glass/Epoxy Composites. Part I: Experimental Investigation. Modares Mechanical Engineering. 2013; 13 (4) :98-104
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-15-9800-en.html
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In this paper, the influence of nanoclay Closite 30B on ballistic impact behavior of 2D woven E- Glass/Epoxy laminated composite has been investigated experimentally. The glass/epoxy/nanoclay hybrid laminate nanocomposites are manufactured by layup method under pressure. The nanoclay particles are Closite 30B and are dispersed into the epoxy system in a 0%, 3%, 5%, 7% and 7% ratio in weight with respect to the matrix. In additional to tensile test, ballistic impact test is carried out on the samples by flat-ended projectile with 8.9gr mass and 10mm diameter in 134m/s and 169m/s velocities. The results have shown that not only the mechanical properties, but also ballistic impact resistance can be improved with adding nanoclay.
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Article Type: Research Article | Subject: Impact Mechanics|Composites
Received: 2012/11/1 | Accepted: 2012/12/12 | Published: 2013/05/11

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