|About this Abstract
||2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Characterization of Minerals, Metals and Materials
||K-79: Fique Fabric with Surface Reinforcements Produced from Natural Graphite
||Michelle Souza Oliveira, Fabio da Costa Garcia Filho, Fernanda Santos da Luz, Artur Camposo Pereira, Wagner Anacleto Pinheiro, Sergio Neves Monteiro
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Michelle Souza Oliveira
In the present study we investigated the synthesis and characterization of nanocomposites of OG reinforcing fique fabric through the solution. Impregnation of the OG in the fique fabric is intended to improve the ballistic properties of the material by increasing the coefficient of friction between the fibers of the fabric. Thus, the objective of this work was to characterize the morphological, mechanical and thermal properties of the material in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the methodology used in the dispersion of OG on the surface of the fabric. The route of synthesis of the OG proved to be quite efficient. The nanocomposite produced has potential application as an engineering reinforcement material. The OG system showed promise in improving the mechanical properties, once it presented a ~37% increase in tensile strength. No significant changes in the thermal stability of the fabric were observed.