Effect of Reinforcing Particle Shape on the Behavior of Composites Materials

Authors K. Mansouri , B. Chermime , A. Saoudi , H. Djebaili , A. Litim, Z. Kabouche

University Abbes Laghrour, 40000 Khenchela, Algeria

Е-mail mansouri.khelifa@univ-khenchela.dz
Issue Volume 13, Year 2021, Number 6
Dates Received 01 November 2021; revised manuscript received 02 December 2021; published online 20 December 2021
Citation K. Mansouri, B. Chermime, A. Saoudi, et al., J. Nano- Electron. Phys. 13 No 6, 06018 (2021)
DOI https://doi.org/10.21272/jnep.13(6).06018
PACS Number(s) 81.05.Qk, 81.07.Lk, 1.07.De
Keywords Particles (79) , Nylon 66, Composite (45) , Shape effect, Tensile loading, Finite element (6) .

In this paper, the effect of particle shape on the mechanic behavior of glass particle reinforced composites is evaluated. Small particles adhere strongly to the polymer, which leads to a strong reinforcing effect. When the total contact surface increases, more loads are transferred to the reinforcing particles. In our previous studies, it has been shown that addition of circular particles with decreasing diameter does not affect the composite. The objective of this research is to investigate the mechanical behavior of thermoplastic matrix composite nylon 66, reinforced with glass particles, under unidirectional tensile loading using finite element analysis. Numerical results are presented for a variety of particle shapes, including circular, triangular, square, rhombic, pentagonal and hexagonal. The results show that Von Mises stresses consistently increased as the shape of the reinforcing particles changed from triangular to square, rhombic, pentagonal, hexagonal and circular in this order.

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