|About this Abstract
||2021 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Characterization of Minerals, Metals and Materials 2021
||Ballistic Behavior of Epoxidic Matrix Composites Reinforced with Graphene Oxide Functionalized Curauá Fibers
||Ulisses Oliveira Costa, Lucio Fabio Cassiano Nascimento, Wendell Bruno Almeida Bezerra, Sergio Neves Monteiro
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Ulisses Oliveira Costa
Natural fibers have great potential for engineering applications, especially for ballistic applications. A healing curing fiber (Ananas erectifolius) is a promising candidate to replace synthetic fibers, such as glass and aramid fibers. An addition of graphene oxide (GO) to its shown surface is an excellent solution for optimizing characteristics by means of the best compatibility between a fiber (hydrophilic) and a polymeric matrix (hydrophobic). However, a matrix functionality proved to be more efficient in optimizing the composition properties of the compound as a fiber / matrix interface. The modulus of elasticity was shown to be a more sensitive property to treatment with GO.
Keywords: Curauá Fibers; Epoxy Matrix; Ballistic Behavior; Functionalization; Graphene Oxide.
||Mechanical Properties, Polymers, Composites