Enhancement of thermomechanical properties of carbon/epoxy composite with multi-walled carbon nanotubes

J. M. Cho*, Isaac M Daniel

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Abstract

The epoxy matrix in a carbon fiber/epoxy composite was modified with MWCNTs (multi-wall carbon nanotubes) to improve the matrix dominated thermomechanical properties of the composite. The dispersion of the CNTs was enhanced with a commercial block copolymer. A pronounced improvement in matrix dominated properties of the composite was achieved by reinforcing the matrix with 0.5 wt% of MWCNTs with the block copolymer. The Tg, was increased by 39 °C, and the in-plane compressive strength and interlaminar shear strength were increased by 39 % and 15 %, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society for Composites - 22nd Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2007 - Composites
Subtitle of host publicationEnabling a New Era in Civil Aviation
Pages1575-1585
Number of pages11
Volume3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event22nd Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2007 - Composites: Enabling a New Era in Civil Aviation - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Sep 17 2007Sep 19 2007

Other

Other22nd Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2007 - Composites: Enabling a New Era in Civil Aviation
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period9/17/079/19/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites

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    Cho, J. M., & Daniel, I. M. (2007). Enhancement of thermomechanical properties of carbon/epoxy composite with multi-walled carbon nanotubes. In American Society for Composites - 22nd Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2007 - Composites: Enabling a New Era in Civil Aviation (Vol. 3, pp. 1575-1585)