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Characterization of Mechanical Properties of Graphene-Modified Epoxy Resin for Pipeline Repair

Siti Nur Afifah, Azraai and Nordin, Yahaya and Lim, Kar Sing and Norhazilan, Md Noor (2016) Characterization of Mechanical Properties of Graphene-Modified Epoxy Resin for Pipeline Repair. International Journal of Chemical, Molecular, Nuclear, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, 10 (1). pp. 15-18. ISSN 1307-6892

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Abstract

This experimental study consists of a characterization of epoxy grout where an amount of 2% of graphene nanoplatelets particles were added to commercial epoxy resin to evaluate their behavior regarding neat epoxy resin. Compressive tests, tensile tests and flexural tests were conducted to study the effect of graphene nanoplatelets on neat epoxy resin. By comparing graphene-based and neat epoxy grout, there is no significant increase of strength due to weak interface in the graphene nanoplatelets/epoxy composites. From this experiment, the tension and flexural strength of graphenebased epoxy grouts is slightly lower than ones of neat epoxy grout. Nevertheless, the addition of graphene has produced more consistent results according to a smaller standard deviation of strength. Furthermore, the graphene has also improved the ductility of the grout, hence reducing its brittle behaviour. This shows that the performance of graphene-based grout is reliably predictable and able to minimise sudden rupture. This is important since repair design of damaged pipeline is of deterministic nature.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Composite, epoxy resin, graphene nanoplatelets.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Civil Engineering & Earth Resources
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2016 01:36
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2018 07:18
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/11981
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