Epoxy/carbon fiber composites have been manufactured by Pulse Infusion. Pulse Infusion allows to control the pressure of the vacuum bag on the dry fiber reinforcement by using a proper designed pressure distributor that induces a pulsed transverse action and promotes the through thickness resin flow. The adopted one-component commercial epoxy resin has been preliminary modified by adding 0.05% (w/w) of multiwalled carbon nanotubes, in order to take advantage of carbon nanotubes at low concentration. Both neat and hybrid realized composite panels have been mechanically characterized by performing experimental tests to evaluate tensile, interlaminar, and fracture properties in order to investigate the effect of Pulse Infusion and carbon nanotubes on the mechanical and fracture behavior of composites. Results demonstrated an improvement of 36.2% for the interlaminar shear strength, of 35% for the fracture energy at the crack initiation and of 14% for the fracture toughness in mode II. © 2015 Society of Plastics Engineers.

Mechanical behavior of hybrid fiber-reinforced composites manufactured by pulse infusion

LANGELLA, ANTONIO;
2017

Abstract

Epoxy/carbon fiber composites have been manufactured by Pulse Infusion. Pulse Infusion allows to control the pressure of the vacuum bag on the dry fiber reinforcement by using a proper designed pressure distributor that induces a pulsed transverse action and promotes the through thickness resin flow. The adopted one-component commercial epoxy resin has been preliminary modified by adding 0.05% (w/w) of multiwalled carbon nanotubes, in order to take advantage of carbon nanotubes at low concentration. Both neat and hybrid realized composite panels have been mechanically characterized by performing experimental tests to evaluate tensile, interlaminar, and fracture properties in order to investigate the effect of Pulse Infusion and carbon nanotubes on the mechanical and fracture behavior of composites. Results demonstrated an improvement of 36.2% for the interlaminar shear strength, of 35% for the fracture energy at the crack initiation and of 14% for the fracture toughness in mode II. © 2015 Society of Plastics Engineers.
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