Mechanical, thermo-mechanical and thermal characteristics of multi-walled carbon nanotubes-added textile-reinforced composites

Sezgin H., Mishra R., Militky J., Berk Berkalp Ö. B.

JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL TEXTILES, vol.50, no.5, pp.692-715, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/1528083719840631
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, Compendex
  • Page Numbers: pp.692-715
  • Keywords: Textiles, carbon nanotubes, mechanical properties, thermal properties, INTERLAMINAR SHEAR-STRENGTH, GLASS, ENHANCEMENT, PERFORMANCE, DISPERSION, DESIGN, FIBERS
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The influence of adding different types of multi-walled carbon nanotubes on mechanical (tensile strength and impact strength), thermo-mechanical (storage modulus, loss modulus and damping factor) and thermal properties (thermogravimetric and differential scanning calorimetry analysis) of fabric-reinforced polyester-based composite structures are analyzed in this study. Jute, E-glass and carbon fabrics are preferred as the reinforcement materials. Four-plied fabric-reinforced composites are fabricated using vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding technique. Results indicate that adding different types of multi-walled carbon nanotubes have increasing effect on mechanical and thermo-mechanical properties of composite structures; however, they have barely effect on thermal properties. Pristine multi-walled carbon nanotube-added specimens show higher mechanical and thermo-mechanical properties compared to functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotube-added samples.