Study on Mechanical Behavior of Graphene Based Polymer Composites
Annamahesh A1, Sunitha K2, Rangarajan S3
1Anna Mahesh A, Department of Mechanical Engineering, St Peter’s Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Sunitha K, Department of Mechanical Engineering, St Peter’s Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
3Rangarajan S, Department of Mechanical Engineering, St Peter’s Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 05 February 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 13 February 2019 | Manuscript published on 28 February 2019 | PP: 403-406 | Volume-8 Issue-4, February 2019 | Retrieval Number: D2700028419/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Addition of Graphene in the matrix improves the mechanical properties, which makes it potentially good reinforcement in polymer composites. Graphene possess unique mechanical properties, which makes it attractive filler for producing multi-functional composites for a wide range of applications. It is an overview on the state of the art of graphene, including material synthesis and characterization. It helps in identifying its influence on the multi-functional and mechanical properties of the composites. Graphene was synthesized by a simple method (Hummer’s Method). Characterization is done by X-Ray Diffraction, SEM images for the prepared graphene. It is found that mechanical properties are improved tensile strength, flexural strength and heat distortion temperature of the glass epoxy laminated composite when the small amount of grapheme added to the epoxy matrix material.
Keyword: Epoxy Nano Composites, Graphene, Mechanical Properties.
Scope of the Article: Composite Materials