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Assessment of Mechanical Characteristics in Polymer Composites Reinforced with Carbon Nanotubes, PALF Fibers, and Nano Silica Particles

Rohit Srivastava, Amanullah Mohammed, Karthick Subramanian, Gomathi Nandagopal, Sumanth Ratna Kandavalli, Revathi Rallabandi and Mayakannan Selvaraju

Abstract

The automotive industry is one of the fastest-growing areas where natural fibres are being used, largely because of their potential as renewable and biodegradable components. Natural fibre reinforced polymer composites are being used in the automotive industry for a variety of paneling components in wagons and a few interior components. Pineapple leaf fibre (PALF) and epoxy were used to examine the scattering of nano silica and multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT). The composite was fabricated with Nano silica particles (2% wt) and MWCNTs (0%, 1.5%, 2.5%, and 5% wt). Using ASTM-standard testing protocols, mechanical parameters were established, and test composites were sized accordingly. The results showed that a 2 wt. % increase in nanotubes improved the nanotube composite’s mechanical properties. When carbon nanotubes (CNT) were introduced at concentrations of 2% and 5%, tensile strength increased by 13.26% and 15.47%, respectively. The flexural strength was improved by 73.4% and 125.9%, respectively, when CNT was added at the prescribed weight percentages.

Published on: November 03, 2023
doi: 10.17756/nwj.2023-s3-174
Citation: Srivastava R, Mohammed A, Subramanian K, Nandagopal G, Kandavalli SR. 2023. Assessment of Mechanical Characteristics in Polymer Composites Reinforced with Carbon Nanotubes, PALF Fibers, and Nano Silica Particles. NanoWorld J 9(S3): S985-S991.

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