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Keywords : Laminate composite


Effect of Silica Powder Addition on Mechanical Properties of Polymer Laminate Composite

F.A. Hashim; M.S. Hamza; R.R. Abdullah

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2017, Volume 35, Issue 7, Pages 737-740

In this study laminate composites were prepared, one was reinforced with three layers of kevlar fibers at (Vf = 17.89%) and the second was reinforced with hybrid laminate with sequence of layers (Kevlar-Glass-kevlar (KGK)) at (Vf = 15.3%), samples were tested before and after silica addition at volume fraction (3%). Tests were (tensile, flexural, impact, hardness, and optical microscope), hand lay-up technique used to prepare samples. Matrix was unsaturated polyester resin. Results showed that mechanical properties (tensile strength, flexural strength, and fracture toughness) decreased after silica addition from (190 MPa, 610 MPa, 35.6 MPa.m1/2 ) to (100.5 MPa, 212MPa, 27.7 MPa.m1/2 ) respectively for composite reinforced with three layers of Kevlar fibers at (Vf = 17.89%) and from (175.5 MPa, 387 MPa, 32.36 MPa.m1/2 ) to (67.6 MPa, 210 MPa, 23 MPa.m1/2 ) respectively for laminate composite with layers (Kevlar-Glass-Kevlar (KGK)) at (Vf = 15.3%). Hardness increased after addition of silica from (79.25 to 81.2) for composite with three layers of Kevlar fibers at (Vf = 17.89%) and from (80 to 82.3) for composite with layers (Kevlar-Glass-Kevlar (KGK)). Optical microscope showed that layers were distributed in matrix and addition of silica leads to delamination of composite after using flexural test.

Study the Mechanical and Physical Properties of Polyester Composite Reinforced by Multi Layers

Fadhil Abbas Hashim; Mohammed Sellab Hamza; Reham Raad Abdulla

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2016, Volume 34, Issue 9, Pages 1834-1843

In this research, a laminate composite has been prepared, using unsaturated polyester resin (UP) as a matrix reinforced with Kevlar fibers in different number of layers, glass fibers were added to the optimum product, by replacing one of the layers of Kevlar Fibers with a layer of Glass Fibers. Hand Lay-up method was used to prepare the test samples. To evaluate the composite material properties, tensile, hardness, impact, optical microscope tests were done.
The results of composite made of polyester reinforced with Kevlar Fibers show that the mechanical properties (Tensile strength, Modulus of elasticity, Hardness, Impact strength) increase with increasing the number of reinforced layers.
The best experimental values ofthe mechanical properties (Tensile strength, Modulus of elasticity, Hardness, Impact strength) were (190 MPa, 1.72 GPa, 79.25, and 68.75KJ/m2) respectively, for composite with three layers of Kevlar Fibers and then followed by composite with the sequence of layers (kevlar-glass-kevlar) and its mechanical properties (Tensile strength, Modulus of elasticity, Hardness, Impact strength) were (175.5 MPa, 1.69 GPa, 80, and 59.1 KJ/m2) respectively, Optical microscope shows welldistribution ofreinforcedlayers in composite.