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Optimization of Curing Conditions and Nanofiller Incorporation for Production of High Performance Laminated Kevlar/Epoxy Nanocomposites

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Abdel-Hamid I. Mourad, Mouza S. Al Mansoori, Lamia A. Al Marzooqi, Farah A. Genena, Nizamudeen Cherupurakal

United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE

Paper No. PVP2018-85067, pp. V06AT06A042; 6 pages
  • ASME 2018 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
  • Volume 6A: Materials and Fabrication
  • Prague, Czech Republic, July 15–20, 2018
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5167-8
  • Copyright © 2018 by ASME


Kevlar composite materials are getting scientific interest in repairing of oil and gas pipelines in both offshore and onshore due to their unique properties. Curing is one of the major factor in deciding the final mechanical performance of laminated Kevlar/epoxy nanocomposites. The parameters such as curing time, temperature and applied pressure during the hot pressing will affect chemistry of crosslinking of the epoxy matrix and interaction of epoxy with the Kevlar fiber. The present study is carried out to evaluate the optimal curing conditions of the Kevlar/epoxy nanocomposites. Three different nanofillers (namely Multi walled Carbon nanotubes (MWCNT), Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Aluminum Oxide (Al2O3)) are incorporated in different weight percentage. Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and Thermo-Gravimetric Analysis (TGA) tests are carried out to determine the thermal stability and optimal curing conditions. Mechanical performance is investigated by conducting flexure, and drop weight tests. The results show that, the optimal curing temperature for maximizing the mechanical properties is at 170°C. Peeling off the Kevlar layers are observed for nanocomposite samples cured under 100°C. Mechanical strength of the composites is enhanced by optimizing the curing conditions and nanofiller contents.

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