publication . Article . 2017

Preparation and Characterization of Carbon Nanotube Deposited Carbon Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Matrix Multiscale Composites

Faizan Siddique Awan; Tayyab Subhani;
Open Access English
  • Published: 09 Oct 2017
  • Publisher: AIJR Publisher
Abstract
In this study, desized carbon fibers were coated with carbon nanotubes using two diverse coating techniques, i.e. dip coating and spray up process, while the factors affecting the coating techniques were investigated. The morphological study revealed better nanotube coating on carbon fibers from dip coating technique as compared to spray up process. Later, nanotube-coated fibers from dip coating were impregnated with epoxy to fabricate multiscale carbon fiber reinforced epoxy matrix composites. The nanotubes on fiber surface were expected to improve the interlaminar shear properties of the multiscale composites. According to short beam shear testing, 14% increas...
Subjects
arXiv: Physics::Optics
free text keywords: Composite material, Nanotube, Composite number, Coating, engineering.material, engineering, Shear strength, Dip-coating, Fiber, Carbon nanotube, law.invention, law, Materials science, Epoxy, visual_art.visual_art_medium, visual_art
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