Fillers and Reinforcements for Advanced Nanocomposites - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081000793, 9780081000823

Fillers and Reinforcements for Advanced Nanocomposites

1st Edition

Editors: Yu Dong Rehan Umer Alan Kin Tak Lau
eBook ISBN: 9780081000823
Hardcover ISBN: 9780081000793
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 6th July 2015
Page Count: 586
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Table of Contents

  • Related titles
  • List of contributors
  • Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Engineering
  • Preface
  • Part One. Nanocelluloses
    • 1. Properties and characterization of electrically conductive nanocellulose-based composite films
      • 1.1. Introduction
      • 1.2. Experimental details of preparation and characterization
      • 1.3. Structures and properties of nanocellulose/PANI composites
      • 1.4. Conclusions and future trends
    • 2. Comparing the effects of microcrystalline cellulose and cellulose nanowhiskers extracted from oil palm empty fruit bunch on mechanical and thermal properties of polylactic acid composites
      • 2.1. Introduction
      • 2.2. Experimental details of preparation and characterization
      • 2.3. Results and discussion
      • 2.4. Conclusions
    • 3. Advanced nanocomposites based on natural reinforcements
      • 3.1. Introduction
      • 3.2. Cellulose nanofiber extraction
      • 3.3. The percolation phenomenon of cellulose
      • 3.4. Chitin nanofibers
      • 3.5. Conclusions and future trends
  • Part Two. Nanotubes
    • 4. Electrospun poly(lactic acid) (PLA): poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL)/halloysite nanotube (HNT) composite fibers: synthesis and characterization
      • 4.1. Introduction
      • 4.2. Material fabrication and characterization
      • 4.3. Morphological observations
      • 4.4. Reaction mechanism of nanocomposite fibers
      • 4.5. Crystalline structures
      • 4.6. Thermal properties
      • 4.7. Intermolecular interactions
      • 4.8. Conclusions
    • 5. Production of hybrid inorganic/carbon nanotube fillers via chemical vapor deposition for advanced polymer nanocomposites
      • 5.1. Introduction
      • 5.2. Carbon nanotubes origins
      • 5.3. The development of CNT hybrids
      • 5.4. CNT/inorganic hybrid filler by CVD
      • 5.5. Advantages of using CNT/inorganic hybrid in polymer nanocomposites
      • 5.6. Synthesis and characterization of inorganic/CNT hybrid compounds
      • 5.7. Effect of hybrid and physically mixed MWCNT and alumina in phenolic/MWCNT–alumina composites
      • 5.8. Conclusions
      • 5.9. Future trends
  • Part Three. Nanoplatelets
    • 6. Development of biobased polymer/clay nanocomposites: a critical review
      • 6.1. Introduction
      • 6.2. Nanoclay fillers
      • 6.3. Polymer/clay nanocomposites from biodegradable mixed sources
      • 6.4. Conclusions and future trends
    • 7. Synthesis of graphene-based polymeric nanocomposites
      • 7.1. Introduction
      • 7.2. Functionalization of graphene
      • 7.3. Methods of fabrication of graphene-based polymer composites
      • 7.4. Properties of polymer/graphite/graphene nanocomposites
      • 7.5. Conclusions and future trends
    • 8. Manufacturing and characterization of multifunctional polymer-reduced graphene oxide nanocomposites
      • 8.1. Introduction
      • 8.2. Materials and manufacturing
      • 8.3. Characterization
    • 9. The processing of hierarchical nanocomposites
      • 9.1. Introduction
      • 9.2. Experimental details
      • 9.3. Results and discussions
      • 9.4. Conclusions
    • 10. Flame retardance and thermal stability of polymer/graphene nanosheet oxide composites
      • 10.1. Introduction
      • 10.2. Experimental details
      • 10.3. Results and discussion
      • 10.4. Conclusions
  • Part Four. Nanoparticles
    • 11. Compressive strength and durability of high-volume fly ash concrete reinforced with calcium carbonate nanoparticles
      • 11.1. Introduction
      • 11.2. Experimental details
      • 11.3. Results and discussion
      • 11.4. Conclusions
    • 12. Amorphous carbon nanocomposites
      • 12.1. Introduction
      • 12.2. a-C nanoparticles
      • 12.3. a-C foam nanocomposites
      • 12.4. a-C nano-thin film
      • 12.5. a-C nanofibers
      • 12.6. Conclusions
    • 13. Silica/polyimide nanocomposite films
      • 13.1. Introduction
      • 13.2. Silica/PI composite film preparation
      • 13.3. Structure characterization of silica/PI composite films
      • 13.4. Optical properties of silica/PI composite films
      • 13.5. Mechanical properties of silica/PI composite films
      • 13.6. Thermal properties of silica/PI composite films
      • 13.7. Conclusions
    • 14. Challenges and recent developments on nanoparticle-reinforced metal matrix composites
      • 14.1. Introduction
      • 14.2. Vital issues in nanoparticle-reinforced MMCs
      • 14.3. Fabrication of nanoparticle-reinforced MMCs
      • 14.4. Strengthening mechanisms
      • 14.5. Effect of nanoparticles on physical and mechanical properties of MMCs
      • 14.6. Failure mechanisms
      • 14.7. Concluding remarks and future aspects
  • Part Five. Filler applications
    • 15. Multifunctional nanocomposites reinforced with carbon nanopapers
      • 15.1. Introduction
      • 15.2. Fabrication methods
      • 15.3. Properties and applications of CNPs
      • 15.4. Summary and outlook
    • 16. Fillers in advanced nanocomposites for energy harvesting
      • 16.1. Introduction
      • 16.2. Energy harvesting
      • 16.3. Fillers
      • 16.4. Polymer matrices
      • 16.5. Nanocomposite preparation
      • 16.6. Physical properties
      • 16.7. Factors influencing energy harvesting
      • 16.8. Applications
      • 16.9. Conclusions
    • 17. Nanosilica-reinforced epoxy composites for marine applications
      • 17.1. Introduction
      • 17.2. Concentration effects
      • 17.3. Particle size effects
      • 17.4. Nanosilica-enhanced rubber/epoxy composites
      • 17.5. Mechanisms for fracture toughness enhancement
      • 17.6. Marine environment applications
      • 17.7. Conclusions
    • 18. Monitoring the effect of micro-/nanofillers on curing-induced shrinkage in epoxy resins
      • 18.1. Introduction
      • 18.2. Experimental characterization
      • 18.3. Conclusions and future trends
    • 19. Influence of nano-/microfillers on impact response of glass fiber-reinforced polymer composite
      • 19.1. Introduction
      • 19.2. Experimental procedure
      • 19.3. Results and discussion
      • 19.4. Conclusions
    • 20. Tribological properties of polymer-based composites with nanoscaled fillers
      • 20.1. Introduction
      • 20.2. PTFE-based composites with nanoscaled fillers
      • 20.3. Applications
      • 20.4. Summary
    • 21. Organic/inorganic nanocomposite hydrogels
      • 21.1. Introduction
      • 21.2. Polymer/zero-dimensional inorganic gels
      • 21.3. Polymer/one-dimensional inorganic (carbon nanotube) gels
      • 21.4. Polymer/two-dimensional inorganic (laponite and graphene) gels
      • 21.5. Conclusions and outlook
  • Index

Description

Fillers and Reinforcements for Advanced Nanocomposites reviews cutting-edge, state-of-the-art research on the effective use of nanoscaled fillers and reinforcements to enhance the performance of advanced nanocomposites, both in industrial and manufacturing applications. It covers a broad range of topics such as nanocelluloses, nanotubes, nanoplatelets, and nanoparticles, as well as their extensive applications. The chapters provide detailed information on how fillers and reinforcements are used in the fabrication, synthesis and characterization of advanced nanocomposites to achieve extraordinary performance of new materials and significant enhancements in their mechanical, thermal, structural and multi-functional properties. It also highlights new technologies for the fabrication of advanced nanocomposites using innovative electrospinning techniques.

Key Features

  • Covers topics such as nanocelluloses, nanotubes, nanoplatelets, and nanoparticles, as well as their extensive applications
  • Discusses the latest research on the effective use of nanoscaled fillers and reinforcements to enhance the performance of advanced nanocomposites
  • Explains how fillers and reinforcements are used in the fabrication, synthesis and characterization of advanced nanocomposites

Readership

Industrial and academic researchers working in chemical, materials, manufacturing and mechanical engineering


Details

No. of pages:
586
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2015
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780081000823
Hardcover ISBN:
9780081000793

About the Editors

Yu Dong Editor

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Curtin University, Perth, Australia

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Curtin University, Perth, Australia

Rehan Umer Editor

Department of Aerospace Engineering, Khalifa University of Science and Technology & Research, United Arab Emirates

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Aerospace Engineering, Khalifa University of Science and Technology & Research, United Arab Emirates

Alan Kin Tak Lau Editor

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong