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Influence of Carbon Fiber Direction on Mechanical Properties of Milled Carbon Fibers/Carbon Blacks/Natural Rubber Compounds
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  • Journal title : Applied Chemistry for Engineering
  • Volume 27, Issue 2,  2016, pp.179-184
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry
  • DOI : 10.14478/ace.2016.1008
 Title & Authors
Influence of Carbon Fiber Direction on Mechanical Properties of Milled Carbon Fibers/Carbon Blacks/Natural Rubber Compounds
Ham, Eun-Kwang; Choi, Kyeong-Eun; Ko, Jae-Kyoung; Seo, Min-Kang;
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In this work, the influence of milled carbon fiber direction on mechanical properties of milled carbon fibers/carbon blacks/natural rubber compounds was investigated. The compounds were prepared by adding the 6 phr milled carbon fibers (MCFs) and 40 phr carbon blacks (CBs) into the natural rubber. The MCFs were aligned in a parallel and orthogonal direction in the compounds using two-roll-mill machine. Mechanical properties of compounds were studied by tensile characteristics and tearing strength. As a result, the compounds showed higher tensile strength, 100%~300% modulus, and tearing strength than those of using any other compounds due to the aligning MCFs in parallel. Mechanical properties of the compounds reinforced with non-aligned MCFs were inferior to those of others. Consequently, the parallel aligned MCFs in the compounds led to an increase of tensile properties and improvement of tearing strength, resulted from MCFs with the high elastic modulus.
natural rubbers;milled carbon fibers;carbon blacks;mechanical properties;
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