Low-weight Impact Behaviour of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Methyl Methacrylate Nanocomposites

  • Virginija Jankauskaitė Kaunas University of Technology
  • Tomas ŽUKAS Kaunas University of Technology
  • Kristina ŽUKIENĖ Kaunas University of Technology
  • Marius MALCIUS Kaunas University of Technology
Keywords: Carbon fibre methyl methacrylate composite toecap, nanofiller, drop-weight impact, energy absorption, impact damages.

Abstract

Inthis study, the carbon fibre reinforced methyl methacrylate (CF/MMA) compositetoecap for safety shoes was manufactured to increase the energy absorptioncapacity during impact. Different types of nanofillers such as organic andinorganic nanotubes, unmodified and organically modified nanoclays were appliedto modify matrix impact properties. The drop-weight impact tests of thenanocomposite toecap were performed with respect to nanofiller nature andcarbon fibre stacking sequence. It was found that the most influence on thestiffness and impact damage of the carbon fibre methyl methacrylatenanocomposite toecaps besides stacking sequence show organic and inorganic nanotubesor unmodified nanoclay.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ms.21.2.7075

Author Biography

Virginija Jankauskaitė, Kaunas University of Technology
Published
2015-06-30
Section
POLYMERS AND COMPOSITES, WOOD