Effect of CNT on the mechanical properties of melt spun PET/CNT nanocomposite fibers

S. A. Furquan, K. Mezghani, M. R. Farooqui, F. Patel, Muataz Atieh

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Abstract

A co-rotating twin screw extruder with 3 zones of mixing elements was used to produce nanocomposite fibers of polyethylene terapthalate (PET) and carbon nanotubes. The PET and the CNT materials were fed using two separately controlled feeders. The polymer was fed at the first entrance to the extruder; whereas, the CNT was fed at three different positions located along the extruder barrel. The results showed that an addition of 1 wt% CNT enhanced the mechanical properties of PET/CNT nanocomposite fibers. The yield strength, tensile strength, and toughness were increased by 80%, 51%, and 134%, respectively, in contrast to the mechanical properties of pristine PET fibers. The scanning electron microscope (SEM) images showed that the feeding position with three mixing zones gives the most uniform distribution of CNT and the best spinnability of the PET/CNT fibers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECCM 2012 - Composites at Venice, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials
PublisherEuropean Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM
ISBN (Print)9788888785332
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event15th European Conference on Composite Materials: Composites at Venice, ECCM 2012 - Venice
Duration: 24 Jun 201228 Jun 2012

Other

Other15th European Conference on Composite Materials: Composites at Venice, ECCM 2012
CityVenice
Period24/6/1228/6/12

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Polyethylene
Polyethylenes
Nanocomposites
Extruders
Mechanical properties
Fibers
Carbon Nanotubes
Toughness
Yield stress
Carbon nanotubes
Polymers
Tensile strength
Electron microscopes
Scanning

Keywords

  • CNT
  • Fibers
  • Nanocomposites
  • PET

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites

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Furquan, S. A., Mezghani, K., Farooqui, M. R., Patel, F., & Atieh, M. (2012). Effect of CNT on the mechanical properties of melt spun PET/CNT nanocomposite fibers. In ECCM 2012 - Composites at Venice, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM.

Effect of CNT on the mechanical properties of melt spun PET/CNT nanocomposite fibers. / Furquan, S. A.; Mezghani, K.; Farooqui, M. R.; Patel, F.; Atieh, Muataz.

ECCM 2012 - Composites at Venice, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials. European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM, 2012.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Furquan, SA, Mezghani, K, Farooqui, MR, Patel, F & Atieh, M 2012, Effect of CNT on the mechanical properties of melt spun PET/CNT nanocomposite fibers. in ECCM 2012 - Composites at Venice, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials. European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM, 15th European Conference on Composite Materials: Composites at Venice, ECCM 2012, Venice, 24/6/12.
Furquan SA, Mezghani K, Farooqui MR, Patel F, Atieh M. Effect of CNT on the mechanical properties of melt spun PET/CNT nanocomposite fibers. In ECCM 2012 - Composites at Venice, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials. European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM. 2012
Furquan, S. A. ; Mezghani, K. ; Farooqui, M. R. ; Patel, F. ; Atieh, Muataz. / Effect of CNT on the mechanical properties of melt spun PET/CNT nanocomposite fibers. ECCM 2012 - Composites at Venice, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials. European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM, 2012.
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