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dc.contributor.authorSilva, Francesco
dc.contributor.authorSachse, Sophia
dc.contributor.authorZhu, Huijun
dc.contributor.authorPielichowski, Krzysztof
dc.contributor.authorLeszczynska, Agnieszka
dc.contributor.authorNjuguna, James
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-18T16:16:26Z
dc.date.available2014-12-18T16:16:26Z
dc.date.issued2014-05
dc.identifier.citationSILVA, F., SACHSE, S., ZHU, H., PIELICHOWSKI, K., LESZCZYNSKA, A. and NJUGUNA, J., 2014. The effect of matrix and reinforcement material selection on the tensile properties of hybrid composites. Journal of Sustainable Mobility, 1 (1), pp. 37-52.en
dc.identifier.issn2053-2350en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10059/1106
dc.description.abstractIn order to develop advanced materials as lightweight structures three-phased composites were prepared using nano-fillers, nano-silica (nano-SiO2) and nano-clay and micro glass-spheres to reinforce two kinds of glass-fibre reinforced thermoplastic matrices, polypropylene (PP) and polyamide (PA6). These novel composites were examined for: 1) morphological property using Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and X-ray diffraction; 2) the nature of surface fracture using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM); and 3) the mechanical property using Instron 5500R universal testing machine. The results showed that for glass-fibre-PA6 composites, the addition of MMT and glass-spheres enhanced the stiffness, whereas the addition of nano-SiO2 increased the maximum elongation. In contrast the addition of the secondary filler had little effect on the mechanical properties of PP composites.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was funded by the European Commission (FP7 Project- CP-FP; Project Reference: 228536-2). The authors also gratefully acknowledge the EPSRC for providing testing equipment, as well as Grado Zero Espace SRL and Laviosa Chimica Mineraria SPA for the preparation of the materials.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherGreenleaf Publishing.en
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Sustainable Mobility, Volume 1 Number 1en
dc.rightsCopyright : Greenleaf Publishing.en
dc.titleThe effect of matrix and reinforcement material selection on the tensile properties of hybrid composites.en
dc.typeJournal articlesen
dc.publisher.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.9774/GLEAF.2350.2014.00005en


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