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In the present research work, the effect of varying concentration of nanoclay and un-treated/treated polyethylene terephthalate fibers (PET fibers) on tensile strength of nanocomposites was investigated. Response surface methodology (RSM) using Minitab software was used in this investigation. A total 18 experiments with 2 replications each were designed using 'Extreme Vertices' design model.
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Maximum and minimum values for tensile strength were obtained as 43.3 MPa and 26.7 MPa respectively. X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis revealed that an intercalated structure/morphology was achieved during processing of all nanocomposites. For improvement in interfacial adhesion of PET fibers with other constituents of composite system, alkaline treatment of PET fibers was performed. midFor alkali treatment, different treatment times and temperatures were selected.
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This page is a summary of: Tensile behaviour and characterization of epoxy-clay-poly (ethylene terephthalate) nanocomposites, Materials Research Express, September 2019, Institute of Physics Publishing,
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