Interlaminar Shear Strength of Glass Fiber Reinforced Dially Phthalate Laminates Enhanced with Nanoclays
To examine the role of nanoclays in the enhancement of interlaminar shear strength (ILSS) of glass fiber reinforced diallyl phthalate (GFR-DAP) composites, the GFR-DAP laminates were manufactured by hand lay-up techniques using two nanoclays, DK2 and MHAB-MMT, respectively. Χ-ray diffraction (XRD) were conducted to characterize the morphology of the dispersed clay particles in the DAP matrix. The mechanical performances were characterized by flexural strength and LISS measurements. XRD scans shows that the clays disperse uniformly in the DAP matrix and form an intercalated structure with a basal spacing of 3.86 nm and 3.98 nm for DK2 and MHAB-MMT, respectively. Short beam shear tests show that only 2.5 wt% clay loading in DAP matrix increased the ILSS of resulting GFR-DAP laminates by 7.64% and 14.80% for DK2 and MHAB-MMT, respectively, with respect to the neat DAP. The fractured surfaces of resulting laminates were observed by scanning electron microscope (SEM).
Yansheng Yin and Xin Wang
Z. X. Kong and J. H. Wang, "Interlaminar Shear Strength of Glass Fiber Reinforced Dially Phthalate Laminates Enhanced with Nanoclays", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 79-82, pp. 1779-1782, 2009