Asian Transactions on Science & Technology

Volume: 03, Issue: 03, July 2013
ISSN 2221-4283


Title: Simulation of Effect of Orientation Distribution Parameters of MWNT Fiber on Elastic Moduli of Hybrid Composites Epoxy/Glass-MWNT
Author(s): Iwan Dwi Antoro, Bambang Soegijono and Andika Widya Pramono
Paper ID: ATST-50303039
Pages: 1 - 8
Abstract: The effect of orientation distribution parameters on elastic moduli of hybrid composites Glass/Epoxy-MWNT has been observed. Hybrid composites were treated as polymer/continuous fiber/short fiber composites. Some researchers stated that short fiber orientation cannot be neglected due to important role to mechanical properties of composites. In this research elastic moduli of hybrid composites were calculated by using Rule of Hybrid Mixtures (RoHM). In RoHM, hybrid composites are made of two types of composites: continuous fiber reinforced composites and short fiber reinforced composites. The elastic moduli of fiber reinforced composites were calculated by using laminate analogy approach (LAA) and by applying various combinations of fiber orientation distribution parameters, while elastic moduli of continuous fiber reinforced composites were calculated by using Rule of Mixtures. Finally elastic moduli of hybrid composites were calculated by using RoHM. The results of this research showed that orientation distribution of MWNT fiber would affect the elastic moduli of hybrid composites.

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