MSCE  Vol.3 No.1 , January 2015
Modeling and Simulation of Mechanical Properties of Nano Particle Modified Polyamide 6
ABSTRACT

This paper discusses the utilization of nano-sized fillers in Polyamide 6 to increase the fracture resistance of the composites, which are crucial for various engineering applications. The toughening of the composites is achieved by using dispersed nano-scaled rubber particles (Polyether block copolymer) as the inclusion in Polyamide 6 matrix. For a better understanding of the mechanical behavior of the composites, it is indispensable to use analytical and numerical models for evaluating the overall mechanical behavior and damage mechanism of the composite. In this work the toughening mechanism is studied through literature review and by analytical modeling. The mechanical behavior of the composites such as elastic plastic and damage properties are calculated numerically with 3D representative volume element (RVE) models. The numerical results are compared with previously obtained experiments. The influence of volume fraction and aspect ratio of inclusions on the macroscopic stress strain curve as well as the size effect of inclusions and also the failure properties of the composite are studied in detail.


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Yi, I. , Wiedmaier, J. and Schmauder, S. (2015) Modeling and Simulation of Mechanical Properties of Nano Particle Modified Polyamide 6. Journal of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, 3, 80-87. doi: 10.4236/msce.2015.31012.
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