Tensile and thermomechanical properties of short carbon fiber reinforced polyamide 6 composites

Karsli N. G., AYTAÇ A.

COMPOSITES PART B-ENGINEERING, vol.51, pp.270-275, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2013.03.023
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.270-275
  • Keywords: Carbon fiber, Polymer-matrix composites (PMCs), Mechanical properties, GLASS-FIBER, POLYPROPYLENE COMPOSITES, ABS/PA6 COMPOSITES, LENGTH, POLYETHYLENE, RESISTANCE
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, carbon fiber (CF) reinforced polyamide 6 (PA6) composites were prepared by using melt mixing method. Effects of fiber length and content, on the mechanical, thermal and morphological properties of CF reinforced PA6 composites were investigated. Fiber length distributions of composites were also determined by using an image analyzing program. It was seen that the maximum number of fibers were observed in the range of 0-50 mu m. Mechanical test results showed that, increasing CF content increased the tensile strength, modulus and hardness values but decreased strain at break values of composites. DSC results showed that T-g and T-m values of composites were not changed significantly with increasing CF content and length. However, heat of fusion and the relative degree of crystallinity values of composites decreased with ascending CF content. DMA results revealed that storage modulus and loss modulus values of composites increased with increasing CF content. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.