Impact Properties of Nanomodified Basalt Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites
Nurul Emi Nor Ain Mohammad1, Aidah Jumahat2, Anthony Arthur3, Mohd Fadzli Bin Ismail4
1Nurul Emi Nur Ain Mohamad, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
2Aidah Jumahat*, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
3Anthony Arthur, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
4Mohd Fadzli Ismail, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Johor, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on September 23, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on October 15, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 30, 2019. | PP: 5839-5844 | Volume-9 Issue-1, October 2019 | Retrieval Number: A3014109119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.A3014.109119
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Abstract: Basalt fibre reinforced polymer composite is a newly versatile material that has good potential to be used in many applications due to its high specific modulus and strength properties. This paper is aimed to evaluate the response and properties of BFRP composite when it is subjected to low-velocity impact loading. The BFRP laminates were fabricated using vacuum bagging method. The effects of 5, 10 and 15wt% nanosilica particles on density, impact load and energy absorbed were investigated using a drop weight impact test. The damage characteristics of the samples were examined using an optical microscope. The addition of 15wt% nanosilica into Basalt fiber reinforced polymer composite significantly improved the energy absorption properties of the specimens. This suggests that the nanomodified BFRP composite has better damage resistance properties when compared to the pure system.
Keywords: Basalt Fiber, Nanosilica, Fiber Reinforced Polymer, Nanocomposites, Impact properties.