The Mechanical Properties of Nanocomposites Reinforced with PA6 Electrospun Nanofibers
Polymers 2023
Inga Ļašenko, Jaymin Vrajlal Sanchaniya, Sai Pavan Kanukuntla, Yagnik Ladani, Arta Viļuma-Gudmona, Olga Kononova, Vitālijs Lūsis, Igors Tipāns, Tūrs Selga

Electrospun nanofibers are very popular in polymer nanocomposites because they have a high aspect ratio, a large surface area, and good mechanical properties, which gives them a broad range of uses. The application of nonwoven structures of electrospun nanofiber mats has historically been limited to enhancing the interlaminar responses of fiber-reinforced composites. However, the potential of oriented nanofibers to improve the characteristics of bulk matrices cannot be overstated. In this research, a multilayered laminate composite was created by introducing polyamide (PA6)-oriented nanofibers into an epoxy matrix in order to examine the effect of the nanofibers on the tensile and thermal characteristics of the nanocomposite. The specimens’ fracture surfaces were examined using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) analysis, the thermal characteristics of the nanofiber-layered composites were investigated. The results demonstrated a 10.58% peak in the nanocomposites’ elastic modulus, which was compared to the numerical simulation and the analytical model. This work proposes a technique for the development of lightweight high-performance nanocomposites.

nanocomposite; multilayered composites; spun nanofiber; electrospinning

Ļašenko, I., Sanchaniya, J.V., Kanukuntla, S.P., Ladani, Y., Viļuma-Gudmona, A., Kononova, O., Lūsis, V., Tipāns, I., Selga, T. The Mechanical Properties of Nanocomposites Reinforced with PA6 Electrospun Nanofibers. Polymers, 2023, Vol. 15, No. 3, Article number 673. Available from: doi:10.3390/polym15030673

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