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Research Article

Mechanical Properties and Flame Retardancy of Epoxy Resin/Nanoclay/Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites

Table 2

Optimum mechanical properties of epoxy/nanoclay/MWNT nanocomposites from fine tuning experiments.

TrialSample codeMWCNT content (wt.%)Nanoclay content (wt.%)Tensile strength (MPa)Flexural strength (MPa)Compressive strength (MPa)Impact strength (kJ/m2)

1Neat epoxy resin0.00055.90 ± 0.686.75 ± 0.5156.08 ± 0.37.11 ± 0.45
2EP10.01187.56 ± 0.593.70 ± 0.5205.99 ± 0.410.60 ± 0.50
3EP20.02188.34 ± 0.693.60 ± 0.4195.23 ± 0.312.70 ± 0.45
4EP30.03190.42 ± 0.494.26 ± 0.5216.08 ± 0.219.70 ± 0.60
5EP40.01293.43 ± 0.698.56 ± 0.3203.76 ± 0.521.54 ± 0.70
6EP50.02295.50 ± 0.5115.45 ± 0.5219.10 ± 0.322.30 ± 0.45
7EP60.03292.12 ± 0.8108.60 ± 0.3203.51 ± 0.619.70 ± 0.60
8EP70.01393.45 ± 0.6108.90 ± 0.6212.08 ± 0.420.27 ± 0.50
9EP80.02390.67 ± 0.4103.60 ± 0.4202.13 ± 0.218.13 ± 0.40
10EP90.03390.67 ± 0.5102.78 ± 0.2200.10 ± 0.316.04 ± 0.70

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