Effects of nanoparticles on stiffness and impact strength of composites

K. W. Colavito, B. Kilic, E. Celik, E. Madenci, E. Askari, S. Silling

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Abstract

The effects of nanoparticles on impact stiffness and strength are investigated. Nanoparticles are prepared from nanoclay particles embedded into carbon fiber/epoxy wet lay-up laminates. Specimens are characterized via low-velocity impact tests and following Cscanner damage analyses. The results show that the area of damage is reduced 46% when 5% nanoparticle is used in the composite. Modeling of the nanocomposites is performed by peridynamic simulations and compared with experimental measurements. The mode of damage and the improvement of the impact resistance of nanocomposites are captured successfully via numerical simulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - 48th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference
Pages3950-3959
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Aug 6 2007
Event48th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference - Waikiki, HI, United States
Duration: Apr 23 2007Apr 26 2007

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
Volume4
ISSN (Print)0273-4508

Other

Other48th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference
CountryUnited States
CityWaikiki, HI
Period4/23/074/26/07

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Colavito, K. W., Kilic, B., Celik, E., Madenci, E., Askari, E., & Silling, S. (2007). Effects of nanoparticles on stiffness and impact strength of composites. In Collection of Technical Papers - 48th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference (pp. 3950-3959). (Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference; Vol. 4).