Nano Effects of Helium Plasma Treatment Nano SiO2 Coating Kevlar Filaments
The strain rate sensitivity of helium plasma treated Nano Silicon Dioxide particles sol-gel coating Kevlar filaments (HPTNSDPKEVLAR) and concurrent micro-structural evolution. The results of SEM observation and contact angle analysis showed that the treated Kevlar filament had a rougher surface and lower contact angles than the untreated one. According to the FTIR results, the change of wettability was attributable to the amount of polar functional groups on the fiber surface introduced by the treatments. Moreover, the changes of physico-mechanical properties by HPTNSDPKEVLAR were analyzed by using tensile test at different strain rates range from ranging from 0.01 s-1 to 0.6 s-1. It was found that the materials were strain rate sensitive, and both the tensile strength and failure strain increased with increasing strain rate. The dependence of yield stress by HPTNSDPKEVLAR with strain rate followed Eyring’s equation, and may be characterized by implying the similarity in the onset of plastic deformation.
Zhong Wei Gu, Yafang Han, Fu Sheng Pan, Xitao Wang, Duan Weng and Shaoxiong Zhou
J. Zou et al., "Nano Effects of Helium Plasma Treatment Nano SiO2 Coating Kevlar Filaments", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 610-613, pp. 692-699, 2009