Print ISSN: 1681-6900

Online ISSN: 2412-0758

Author : A. Mahmood, Ibtihal.


Effect of Carbon Nanotube on Damping Characteristic of Epoxy Polysulfide Blend Composite

Adnan Neama Abood; Ibtihal. A. Mahmood; Ekhlas Edan Kader

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2016, Volume 34, Issue 1, Pages 73-84

In a Nano-composite structure, it is anticipated that high damping can be achieved by taking advantage of the interfacial friction between the nanotubes and the polymer. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the structural damping characteristics of polymeric composites containing Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with various amounts with polysulfide rubber (PSR) . The damping characteristics of the specimens with 0 wt% and 0.6 wt% Carbon nanotube contents were computed experimentally. Through comparing with neat resin specimens (epoxy, epoxy +PSR), the study showed that one can enhance damping by adding CNTs fillers into polymeric resins. Similarly experiment showed that the maximum value of damping ratio was obtained at 0.4 wt% CNTs.