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Improvement of the impact properties of composite laminates by means of nano-modification of the matrix-A review

Saghafi, Hamed; Fotouhi, Mohammad; Minak, Giangiacomo

Authors

Hamed Saghafi

Giangiacomo Minak



Abstract

© 2017 by the authors. This paper reviews recent works on the application of nanofibers and nanoparticle reinforcements to enhance the interlaminar fracture toughness, to reduce the impact induced damage and to improve the compression after impact performance of fiber reinforced composites with brittle thermosetting resins. The nanofibers have been mainly used as mats embedded between plies of laminated composites, whereas the nanoparticles have been used in 0D, 1D, 2D, and 3D dimensional patterns to reinforce the matrix and consequently the composite. The reinforcement mechanisms are presented, and a comparison is done between the different papers in the literature. This review shows that in order to have an efficient reinforcement effect, careful consideration is required in the manufacturing, materials selection and reinforcement content and percentage. The selection of the right parameters can provide a tough and impact resistant composite with cost effective reinforcements.

Citation

Saghafi, H., Fotouhi, M., & Minak, G. (2018). Improvement of the impact properties of composite laminates by means of nano-modification of the matrix-A review. Applied Sciences, 8(12), 2406. https://doi.org/10.3390/app8122406

Journal Article Type Review
Acceptance Date Nov 26, 2018
Publication Date Nov 27, 2018
Journal Applied Sciences (Switzerland)
Electronic ISSN 2076-3417
Publisher MDPI
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 8
Issue 12
Pages 2406
DOI https://doi.org/10.3390/app8122406
Keywords matrix nanomodification, nanofibers, nanoparticles, composites, impact loading, delamination
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/856785
Publisher URL https://doi.org/10.3390/app8122406

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