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Micro-infiltration of three-dimensional porous networks with carbon nanotube-based nanocomposite for material design

Rouhollah Dermanaki Farahani, Hamid Dalir, Brahim Aïssa, My Ali El Khakani, Martin Lévesque, Daniel Therriault

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Epoxy composite beams reinforced with a complex three-dimensional (3D) skeletonstructure of nanocomposite microfibers were fabricated via micro-infiltration of 3D porousmicrofluidic networks with carbon nanotube nanocomposites. The effectiveness of thismanufacturing approach to design composites microstructures was systematically studiedby using different epoxy resins. The temperature-dependent mechanical properties of thesemultifunctional beams showed different features which cannot be obtained for those of theirindividual components bulks. The microfibers 3D pattern was adapted to offer betterperformance under flexural solicitation by the positioning most of the reinforcingmicrofibers at higher stress regions. This led to an increase of 49% in flexural modulus of areinforced-epoxy beam in comparison to that of the epoxy bulk. The flexibility of this method enables the utilization of different thermosetting materials and nanofillers in orderto design multifunctional composites for a wide variety of applications such as structuralcomposites and components for micro electromechanical systems.

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A. Theromosetting resin, B. Mechanical properties, B. Microstructures, E. Assembly, nanocomposite.

Subjects: 2000 Materials science and technology > 2001 Materials structure, properties and testing
2000 Materials science and technology > 2002 Materials processing/fabrication
Department: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Research Center: CREPEC - Center for Applied Research on Polymers and Composites
Funders: FQRNT (Le Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Nature et les Technologies)., CRSNG/NSERC, Plasma-Québec (le Réseau Stratégique du FQRNT sur la Science et Technologies des Plasmas)
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/10386/
Journal Title: Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing (vol. 42, no. 12)
Publisher: Elsevier
DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2011.08.016
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2011.08.016
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2022 15:05
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2022 09:39
Cite in APA 7: Farahani, R. D., Dalir, H., Aïssa, B., El Khakani, M. A., Lévesque, M., & Therriault, D. (2011). Micro-infiltration of three-dimensional porous networks with carbon nanotube-based nanocomposite for material design. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 42(12), 1910-1919. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2011.08.016


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