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A study on the fracture toughness of seawater-absorbed carbon nanotube/epoxy/basalt composites
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  • Journal title : Carbon letters
  • Volume 14, Issue 3,  2013, pp.190-192
  • Publisher : Korean Carbon Society
  • DOI : 10.5714/CL.2013.14.3.190
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A study on the fracture toughness of seawater-absorbed carbon nanotube/epoxy/basalt composites
Kim, Man Tae; Rhee, Kyong Yop; Kim, Hyun Ju; Jung, Dong Ho;
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It has been demonstrated in a previous study that carbon nanotube (CNT)/epoxy/basalt composites produce better flexural properties than epoxy/basalt composites. In this study, mode I fracture tests were conducted using CNT/epoxy/basalt composites with and without seawater absorption in order to investigate the effect of the seawater absorption on the mode I fracture toughness () of the CNT/epoxy/basalt composites. The results demonstrated that the compliance of the seawater-absorbed specimen was larger than that of the dry specimen at the same crack length, while the opposite result was obtained for the fracture load. The value of the seawater-absorbed CNT/epoxy/basalt composites was approximately 20% lower than that of the dry CNT/epoxy/basalt composites.
carbon nanotube/epoxy/basalt composites;seawater absorption;fracture toughness;
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