Wear and mechanical prop erties of epoxy/MgO-SiO2 hybrid nanocomposites

  • Khalid R. Al-Rawi
Keywords: Hybrid materials, epoxy/MgO-SiO2, nano composites, elastic modulus.


Preparation of epoxy/MgO and epoxy/SiO2 nanocomposites is
studding. The nano composites were processed by different nano
fillers concentrations (0, 0.01, 0.02, 0.03, 0.04, 0.05, 0.07 and
0.1 wt%). Epoxy resin and nanocomposites containing different
shape nano fillers of (MgO:SiO2 composites), are shear mixing with
ratio 1:1,with different nano hybrid fillers concentrations (0.025,
0.05, 0.1, 0.15, 0.2 and 0.25 wt%) to preparation of epoxy/(MgOSiO2)
hybrid nanocomposites. Experimental tests results indicate that
the composite materials have significantly higher modulus of
elasticity than the matrix material but the hybrid nanocomposites
have lower modulus of elasticity. The wear rate was decreased in
nanocomposites and hybrid nanocomposites than the matrix material
and fatigue resistance was increased in nanocomposites and hybrid
nanocomposites than the matrix material.