Tensile Properties of Nanoclay (NC)-Acrylonitrile Terminated Polybutadiene (ATBN) Modified Epoxy Composites / Siti Nur Liyana Mamauod ... [et al.]

Mamauod, Siti Nur Liyana and Romli1,2, Ahmad Zafir and Mustafa Bakri2, Haizum Faiqah (2018) Tensile Properties of Nanoclay (NC)-Acrylonitrile Terminated Polybutadiene (ATBN) Modified Epoxy Composites / Siti Nur Liyana Mamauod ... [et al.]. Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE), SI 5 (5). pp. 44-52. ISSN 18235514


Brittleness of cured epoxy resins had limited its application in many fields. Modification of epoxy resin is one of the methods to improve the properties of cured epoxy resins. By using a liquid Acrylonitrile Terminated Polybutadiene (ATBN) rubber as a toughening had improved those weaknesses but it sacrifices the tensile properties. Therefore, in order to produce a toughened and strong mechanical properties of the m-Ep resin, nanofiller was introduced. In this work, the effect of nanoclay (NC) on the physical and mechanical properties of ATBN-m-Ep resin was studied. The different amount of NC is added to reinforce the modified epoxy (m-Ep) resin at the loading of 0.05%, 0.3%, 0.5%, 0.7% and 1% by weight. The mechanical properties of the nanocomposites were carried out by conducting the tensile testing. Meanwhile, for the physical testing, the hardness and density measurement was done. Results revealed that all the properties are improved except the tensile strain. An improvement was achieved at low filler loading. Based on the results, the optimum amount of NC was obtained at 0.05 wt. % and it is attributed to the some factors which are a good interaction between nanofiller and m-Ep interfaces and homogeneous dispersion of NC throughout the matrix resulting the formation of exfoliated NC reinforced ATBN-m-Ep composites.


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Mamauod, Siti Nur Liyana
Romli1,2, Ahmad Zafir
Mustafa Bakri2, Haizum Faiqah
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > Mechanical and electrical engineering combined
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
ISSN: 18235514
Volume: SI 5
Number: 5
Page Range: pp. 44-52
Keywords: Modification of epoxy resin, physical and mechanical properties, nanoclay, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Terminated Polybutadiene
Date: 2018
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/40356
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