Thermal Viscoelastic Analysis of 3D Fabric Nanocomposites
Viscoelastic properties of 3D fabric reinforced Vinyl Ester composites were studied in different directions using Dynamic Mechanical Thermal Analysis (DMTA). Such materials filled by nanoparticles (silicon carbide) with different concentrations were also investigated. The increases of storage and loss moduli with addition of nanoparticles and with increase of their concentrations were observed. The maximal tangent of the angle of mechanical losses was especially compared at below and over glass transition temperature. Below glass transition temperature the presence of nanoparticles increases storage and loss moduli and loss tangent. These effects achieved maximum at glass transition temperature. Over glass transition, the loss modulus and loss tangent are decreased with increase of the concentration of nanoparticles.
Alan K.T. Lau, J. Lu, Vijay K. Varadan, F.K. Chang, J.P. Tu and P.M. Lam
N. J. Zhou et al., "Thermal Viscoelastic Analysis of 3D Fabric Nanocomposites", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 47-50, pp. 1133-1136, 2008