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Influence of size, aspect ratio and shear stiffness of nanoclays on the fatigue crack propagation behavior of their epoxy nanocomposites

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Bakis, Gökhan ; Kothmann, Martin Heinz ; Zeiler, Rico ; Brückner, Alexander ; Ziadeh, Mazen ; Breu, Josef ; Altstädt, Volker:
Influence of size, aspect ratio and shear stiffness of nanoclays on the fatigue crack propagation behavior of their epoxy nanocomposites.
In: Polymer. Vol. 158 (2018) . - pp. 372-380.
ISSN 0032-3861
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2018.10.008

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Project financing: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

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In this study, the fatigue crack propagation (FCP) of epoxy clay nanocomposites is investigated. Especially effect of size, aspect ratio and tactoid shear - stiffness of clay nanoplatelets are analyzed in detail. To achieve a systematical approach, two highly pure synthetic fluorohectorites having large lateral extension (averagely 3.8 mu m) with different tactoid shear stiffness states were used and compared to natural Montmorillonite (MMT) with significantly smaller tactoid lateral size (400 nm). A novel nanocomposite preparation method combining solvent casting with 3-roll milling was applied to achieve excellent dispersion of nano-additives. The FCP behavior is improved by incorporation of all types of layered silicates, however highest FCP resistance was observed by shear stiff fluorohectorites with large lateral extension. Responsible toughening mechanisms are mainly depending on the lateral extention of nanoclays. This can be explained by SEM micrographs of fracture surfaces and relating the particle size with dynamic crack tip opening displacements.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Nanoclays; Nanocomposites; Fatigue crack propagation behavior; Layered silicate nanocomposites; Mechanical-properties; Fracture-behavior; Morphology; Fluorohectorite; Nanoplatelets; Composites; Resins
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry > Chair Inorganic Chemistry I > Chair Inorganic Chemistry I - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Josef Breu
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 540 Chemistry
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2019 12:55
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2019 12:55
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/53454