Fabrication and Mechanical Characterization of nmSiO2/EP Composites by Shock Wave Method
A systematic study has been carried out to investigate matrix properties by introducing nmSiO2 fillers into an epoxy resin matrix. The study has revealed that with shock wave method, nanoparticle infusion brings about superior mechanical properties to the matrix than what is usually given by the other method. The nmSiO2 is dispersed in a high-energy liquid shock wave pressure processing. The resulting structural composites have been tested under tensile loads to evaluate mechanical properties. Shock wave mixing utilized high-energy, high voltage transient shock wave in the water medium to process the material lying in the focal area. Nanoparticles tend to reduce void content of the nanocomposites and thus translate into increased mechanical properties. Focused, the influence of the high-energy shock wave method on the mechanical properties of nanocomposite were systematic studied. Using different processing conditions, the experiments were done to find the best processing. Overall, shock wave method is shown as a promising methode for preparation of aerospace epoxy composites.
Jinglong Bu, Zhengyi Jiang and Sihai Jiao
G. Y. Lin et al., "Fabrication and Mechanical Characterization of nmSiO2/EP Composites by Shock Wave Method", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 150-151, pp. 1525-1529, 2011