Characterization of Thermo-mechanical and Morphological Properties of Jute Fabric Reinforced Epoxy/AESO Bio-composites


Ozkur S., Leskovsek M., Golja B., Demsar A., Sezgin H., Yalçın Eniş İ.

FIBERS AND POLYMERS, vol.22, no.12, pp.3414-3424, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12221-021-0201-0
  • Journal Name: FIBERS AND POLYMERS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aerospace Database, Compendex, INSPEC, Metadex
  • Page Numbers: pp.3414-3424
  • Keywords: AESO, Bio-composite, Epoxy, Thermo-mechanical properties, Thermal properties, EPOXIDIZED-SOYBEAN OIL, MECHANICAL-PROPERTIES, INTERFACIAL ADHESION, THERMAL-PROPERTIES, FIBER, BIOCOMPOSITES, MATRIX, RESIN
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

In this study, the effect of curing applied to jute woven fabric (four-layers) reinforced composite materials in which different proportions of acrylated epoxidized soybean oil (AESO) and epoxy resin are used as matrix material, on the thermal, thermo-mechanical and morphological properties of the composite materials are investigated. Composite material production is carried out by vacuum infusion method, whereas curing at 90 degrees C is done during production and post-curing at 120 degrees C is performed using a conditioning oven after production. Dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) results show that the storage and loss modulus values of composite materials increase with increasing AESO ratio, while tan delta curves display that the bonds between the fiber and matrix of hybrid samples are stronger than composite materials using a single type of resin. This result is also supported by scanning electron microscope (SEM) images. The effect of curing (90 degrees C) and post-curing (120 degrees C) temperatures on the thermo-mechanical properties of the composite material is more clearly seen in epoxy composite samples whose glass transition temperature is higher than the room temperature. Besides, the decrease in glass transition temperature of the material with the increase in AESO content is obtained from both DMA and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) plots.