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Study of Mechanical and Hygroscopic Characteristics of Nanoclay/Epoxy Nanocomposites

나노클레이/에폭시 나노-복합재료의 기계적 및 흡습 특성에 관한 연구

  • Received : 2015.02.02
  • Accepted : 2015.08.12
  • Published : 2016.02.01

Abstract

In this study, the moisture related hygroscopic characteristics and mechanical properties of epoxy-clay nanocomposites were investigated by experiments as a function of the weight fraction of nanoclay. The hygroscopic and mechanical properties including the moisture saturation amount, moisture diffusivity, adhesive strength, and tensile properties were obtained by moisture absorption test and various tensile tests, respectively. Also, the molecular dynamics (MD) simulation was devised to study of hygroscopic characteristics of nanocomposites and the results were compared to experimental results as a function of the nanoclay content. It was demonstrated that the proposed MD simulation technique can be successfully used for the prediction of the effects of the nanoclay on the moisture diffusion characteristics.

Keywords

Nanoclay;Epoxy;Nanocomposites;Molecular Dynamics

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