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A review on carbon nanotubes reinforced ceramic composite

Mohd Tobi, Abdul Latif and Zaman @ Bujang, Izzuddin and Ismail, Al Emran (2015) A review on carbon nanotubes reinforced ceramic composite. In: International Engineering Research and Innovation Symposium 2015 (IRIS), 12–13 September 2015, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

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This review looks at carbon nanotubes (CNT) capabilities as toughening agent in ceramic composite. CNT have exceptional mechanical strength of up to 60 GPa and stiffness of 1 TPa. Ceramic however is hard, brittle and lack of toughness. CNT were found to be capable to provide up to 173% improvement in fracture toughness of ceramic with 19 vol.% CNT. The degree of toughness improvement on CNT ceramic composite is dependent on the following parameters; i) CNT homogenous dispersion in the composite, ii) inter-wall and interfacial strength between CNT and ceramic, iii) method of producing the CNT ceramic composite, and iv) the resultant toughening mechanisms.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: carbon nanotubes; fracture toughness; ceramic composite
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Engineering Mechanics
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2015 03:09
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 03:09
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/7288
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