Development of Short-Carbon-Fiber-Reinforced Polypropylene Composite for Car Bonnet
In this paper, short-carbon-fiber-reinforced polypropylene (SCF/PP) composites were prepared with melt blending and hot-pressing techniques. The tensile properties, flexural properties, hardness, and work of fracture (WOF) of this composite were investigated. Thermal stability of the composite was studied via the thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA). Finally, the mechanical properties of this composite were compared to mechanical properties of steel car bonnet in order to choose for car bonnet application. The properties of the composite prepared by 10% SCF/ PP is comparable with the properties of carbon steel.
F. Rezaei et al., "Development of Short-Carbon-Fiber-Reinforced Polypropylene Composite for Car Bonnet," Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, vol. 47, no. 4, pp. 351-357, Taylor & Francis, Apr 2008.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1080/03602550801897323
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Automobile Parts and Equipment; Bending Strength; Blending; Fracture; Hardness; Hot Pressing; Melting; Polypropylenes; Tensile Strength; Thermodynamic Stability; Car Bonnet; Izod Impact Test; Work of Fracture (WOF); Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics; Hot Pressing; Carbon Fiber; Composite Property; Fiber Reinforced Composite; Mechanical Property; Tensile Property; Thermogravimetry; Composites; Flexural; Short Carbon Fibers
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