Asian Science Citation Index is committed to provide an authoritative, trusted and significant information by the coverage of the most important and influential journals to meet the needs of the global scientific community.  
ASCI Database
308-Lasani Town,
Sargodha Road,
Faisalabad, Pakistan
Fax: +92-41-8815544
Contact Via Web
Suggest a Journal
Journal of Applied Sciences
Year: 2009  |  Volume: 9  |  Issue: 17  |  Page No.: 3199 - 3201

Mechanical Properties of α-Al2O3/PP Nano Composite

F. Mirjalili, L. Chuah, A.B. Dayang, M. Hasmaliza, R. Aghababazadeh and F. Ahmadun    

Abstract: This study has focused on the effect of nano particle α-alumina on the mechanical properties of polypropylene composite was studied. The nano composites containing 1-5 wt.% of α-alumina nano particles were prepared by using a Haake internal mixer. Mixing was performed at 170°C and 30 rpm was set for the rotor speed. Some properties such as tensile strength, flexural strength, young modulus and the elongation to break were tested and were found to decrease with the addition of 2-3 wt.% α-nano alumina into the polypropylene matrix. However, with further addition of up to 3 to 5 wt.% of α-nano alumina, these parameters increased. In contrast, flexural modulus increased with an increase in the amount of α-nano alumina loading. When the weight percent was increased from 2 to 3 wt.%, the flexural strength was slightly decreased.

Cited References   |    Fulltext    |   Related Articles   |   Back
  Related Articles

Copyright   |   Desclaimer   |    Privacy Policy   |   Browsers   |   Accessibility