Mechanical Behavior of Particle Reinforced Thermoplastic Matrix Composites Using Finite Element Modeling

Authors K. Mansouri1, H. Djebaili2, M. Brioua1

1University Mostefa BENBOULAID Batna 2, 05000, Algeria

2University Abbes Laghrour Khenchela, 40000, Algeria

Issue Volume 12, Year 2020, Number 5
Dates Received 28 April 2020; revised manuscript received 15 October 2020; published online 25 October 2020
Citation K. Mansouri, H. Djebaili, M. Brioua, J. Nano- Electron. Phys. 12 No 5, 05004 (2020)
PACS Number(s) 81.05.Qk, 81.07.Lk, 81.07.De
Keywords Nanomaterials (4) , Composite materials, Glass particles, Thermoplastic matrix, Finite element.FEA.

Particles are becoming increasingly popular reinforcing elements in products made by injection molding. Particles reinforcement allows the thermoplastic to be processed employing the same methods as those used for unreinforced thermoplastic. Ultrafine particles, whose diameters are comparable to the crystalline regions in the polymer, have a prominent reinforcing effect on the elastic properties of the polymer. Small particles adhere strongly to the polymer, which leads to a strong reinforcing effect. In particle reinforced thermoplastic matrix composites, loads are not directly applied to the particles but are applied to the matrix, and some of the applied loads are transferred to the particles. The process of transfer of load between particles and matrix depends on the strength of the interface. In this work, multiparticle composite model was analyzed under tensile load. The purpose of this work is to analyze the influence of particle diameter (the diameters of 19.61, 26.15, 39.22 and 78.45 m were used) on the Von Mises stress of glass particle reinforced thermoplastic nylon 66 matrix composite using finite element analysis (FEA). The second objective is to analyze the effect of particle packing (square, hexagonal and random arrangement) on nanocomposite behavior.

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