Volume 13, Issue 6 (2013)                   Modares Mechanical Engineering 2013, 13(6): 30-42 | Back to browse issues page

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Pol M. Theoretical investigation of effect of nanoclay particles on ballistic behavior of glass/epoxy composites. Modares Mechanical Engineering. 2013; 13 (6) :30-42
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-15-9374-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 Theoretical and experimentally. The structure of the hybrid nanocomposite is glass/epoxy/nanoclay laminate and is manufactured by hand layup method under pressure. The nanoclay is dispersed into the epoxy system in a 0%, 3%, 5%, 7% and 7% ratio in weight with respect to the matrix. Comparison of theoretical results and results of the ballistic impact test are shown a good correlation. The results have shown that optimal to increase in energy absorption is 10% in 3% nanoclay content. Howevere, in the impact velocities far than ballistic impact, maximum increasing in energy absorption is 20% in 10% nanoclay content.
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Article Type: Research Article | Subject: Impact Mechanics|Composites
Received: 2012/12/29 | Accepted: 2013/02/4 | Published: 2013/07/6

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