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Electrospun Fiber-Reinforced Epoxy Composite

Publication Type : Book Chapter

Publisher : Springer

Source : Handbook of Epoxy/Fiber Composites, pp 1-32, Publisher, Springer, 2022

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Keywords : Electrospinning, Epoxy, Reinforcements, Nanofibers, Fiber-reinforced composites

Campus : Amritapuri

School : School of Arts and Sciences

Department : Chemistry

Verified : Yes

Year : 2022

Abstract : Electrospinning is a straightforward method to fabricate continuous nanofibers from polymer solutions. These fibers have unique characteristics like high aspect ratio, surface area, easy processability, and scaling-up ability that make these fibers attractive candidates as reinforcements. Fiber-reinforced composite is a class of composite systems with good mechanical and load-bearing abilities where carbon fibers, glass fibers, or Kevlar fibers are mainly used as reinforcements. Electrospun polymer fibers can be added to the polymer matrix to enhance the overall mechanical performance of polymer matrices. This chapter will bring together the details of preparation and characterization of electrospun fiber-reinforced polymer matrices, giving more importance to epoxy matrix. This chapter will also discuss the property enhancement of electrospun fiber-reinforced composites with respect to type, concentration, and variety of fibers. Further, a brief description of epoxy, electrospinning, and governing parameters is also provided.

Cite this Research Publication : BDS Deeraj, Jitha S Jayan, SarithaAppukuttan, Kuruvilla Joseph, Electrospun Fiber-Reinforced Epoxy Composites, Handbook of Epoxy/Fiber Composites, pp 1-32, Publisher, Springer, 2022. Editors: Sanjay MavinkereRangappa, JyotishkumarParameswaranpillai, SuchartSiengchin, Sabu Thomas

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