Design and Analysis of Reinforced Ceramic with Epoxy Resin and Graphite

B. Shanmugasundaram, R. Prathipa


Nowadays, polymer matrix composite plays a vital role in automotive, aerospace and marine engineering. The epoxy composite was prepared using the hand layup method in room temperature. The reinforcement of ceramic/graphite with epoxy resin composite is to improve the mechanical properties like impact strength and hardness. The tensile strength, compression strength, impact strength and hardness of mixtures of epoxy resin and ceramic powder and graphite (granite powder) were reported. The sample consists of mixtures with percentage weights of 70 % epoxy resin with 28 % ceramic and 2 % graphite, where the epoxy resin (ly556) was the majority phase; the hardener (hy951) was used as catalyst. The material is tested to obtain the hardness, compression strength, tensile strength and impact strength.


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