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Study the Mechanical Properties of Epoxy Resin Reinforced with Metal OxideNanoparticles

sabah anwer salman


In this research the additive effect of (Magnesium Oxide (MgO), Zirconium Oxide (ZrO2), Copper Oxide (CuO)) nanoparticles to epoxy resin as a matrix have been studied, in addition tomanufacturing hybrid composites from the same nanoparticles which are (CuO/ZrO2, MgO/ZrO2) to epoxy resin as a matrix too. The hand lay-up method is using to manufacturing the composites from the epoxy resin and the nanoparticles with different weight ratios((0, 3, 6, 9) wt%), the mechanical tests have been done of all prepared composites.

   The results of the impact test are shown the increasing the weight ratio of the reinforcement materials increases the impact strength value for pure epoxy and the highest value of impact strength isto the composite (EP-ZrO2) which equal )19.59 KJ/m2).And the hardness test results showed that the hardness of the pure epoxyincreases with increasing the weight ratiosof the reinforcement materials and the highest value of hardness is to the composite (EP-MgO) which equal (84.3). While the results of the bending (three points) test are shown the increasing the weight ratio of the reinforcement materialsincreases the deflection and the value of the fracture stress andthe highest value of fracture stress at hybrid composite (EP-MgO/ZrO2)  which equal (4307.79 MPa).


(EP) Epoxy Resin, Polymer Composite, Hybrid Composite, Nanoparticles, Mechanical Properties.

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