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Mechanical, dynamic-mechanical and wear performance of novel non-crimp glass fabric-reinforced liquid thermoplastic composites filled with cellulose microcrystals

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dc.contributor.author Stanley, Walter
dc.contributor.author Bandaru, Aswani Kumar
dc.contributor.author Rana, Sohel
dc.contributor.author Parveen, Shama
dc.contributor.author Pichandi, Subramani
dc.date.accessioned 2021-12-09T09:54:32Z
dc.date.available 2021-12-09T09:54:32Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/10852
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The novel reactive methylmethacrylate (MMA) thermoplastic resin (commercially known as Elium-resin) is the first liquid thermoplastic resin which is curable at room temperature. This resin is a competitive solution against traditional epoxy-based composites. In this work, novel non-crimp (NC) glass fabric/ MMA resin composites were manufactured using a vacuum infusion process. Cellulose microcrystals (CMCs) were dispersed in the resin to improve the fibre/matrix interface and the composite properties. CMCs were first dispersed in the resin using an ultrasonication process and then the CMC/MMA resin suspension, mixed with a peroxide initiator, was infused into the reinforcing fabric. The amounts of CMCs dispersed in the resin were 0.5%, 1% and 2% (of the weight of the resin). The influence of CMCs on the interlaminar shear strength (interface), flexural properties, abrasive wear and dynamic-mechanical behaviour was thoroughly investigated. From the mechanical characterisation, it was observed that the addition of 1% CMC to the NC glass/MMA resin composites improved the flexural strength, interlaminar shear strength and wear performance by 30.77%, 38.04% and 22.27%, respectively as compared to the neat glass/MMA resin composite. Above this amount of CMC (i.e., 1 wt%), the properties started to degrade as a result of CMC agglomeration. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Materials & Design;212, 110276
dc.subject Cellulose microcrystals en_US
dc.subject Liquid thermoplastic resin en_US
dc.title Mechanical, dynamic-mechanical and wear performance of novel non-crimp glass fabric-reinforced liquid thermoplastic composites filled with cellulose microcrystals en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.matdes.2021.110276
dc.contributor.sponsor IDA en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor Irish Composites Centre (ICOMP) en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor Horizon 2020 en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor ERC
dc.relation.projectid 713654 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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