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Impact response of polyethylene nanocomposites

Mohagheghian, I and McShane, GJ and Stronge, WJ (2011) Impact response of polyethylene nanocomposites. Procedia Engineering, 10. pp. 704-709. ISSN 1877-7058

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The quasi-static and dynamic behaviour of Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) and two LLDPE nanocomposites were studied. Nanocomposites consisting of LLDPE filled with 1% carbon black and 0.5% nanoclay fillers, by weight, were considered. Under quasi-static tensile loading, an improvement in the energy absorbing capability was achieved by adding 1% carbon black fillers. However, during quasi-static puncture and dynamic impact loading, the advantage provided by the fillers was lost. Thermal softening due to adiabatic heating under high strain rate deformation and difference s in the state of stress are considered as reasons for this reduction. © 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div C > Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 18 May 2016 19:12
Last Modified: 30 May 2016 06:14
DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2011.04.117