What is it about?
* The study investigated the properties of composites made from graphite-enriched vinyl ester resin (GVER) with different amounts of graphite micro-platelets (GMPs). * Thermo-gravimetric analysis was used to study the thermal degradation behavior of the composites under non-isothermal conditions. * Various iso-conversional methods, such as Kissinger, Flynn-Wall-Ozawa, Kissinger-Akahira-Sunose, and Tang method, were applied to calculate the apparent activation energy (Ea) of the composites. * The Ea values increased with the addition of GMPs, indicating higher thermal stability of the composites. * The elastic modulus and glass transition temperature of the composites also increased with the addition of GMPs, indicating improved mechanical and thermal properties. * The study provides valuable insights into the thermo-kinetic behavior of graphite-enriched vinyl ester composites, which can be useful for various applications in industries such as aerospace, automotive, and construction.
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Why is it important?
* The study focuses on investigating the thermo-kinetic properties of graphite-enriched vinyl ester composites, which is a unique area of research in the field of composite materials. * The use of different iso-conversional methods, such as Kissinger, Flynn-Wall-Ozawa, Kissinger-Akahira-Sunose, and Tang method, to calculate the apparent activation energy of the composites adds novelty to the study. * The findings of the study, which show the increase in apparent activation energy, elastic modulus, and glass transition temperature with the addition of graphite micro-platelets, contribute to the understanding of the thermal and mechanical behavior of these composites. * The research has implications for various industries, such as aerospace, automotive, and construction, where the development of composites with improved thermal and mechanical properties is of great importance. * The study provides valuable insights into the use of graphite micro-platelets as a reinforcement material in vinyl ester composites, which can potentially lead to the development of new and enhanced composite materials.
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This page is a summary of: Study of thermo-kinetic properties of graphite micro-platelet-enriched vinyl ester composites, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, September 2017, Springer Science + Business Media,
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