Performance improvement of composite materials used as hydrogen storage tanks by microstructural modifications
Ay, Zeynep, author.

Performance improvement of composite materials used as hydrogen storage tanks by microstructural modifications

Ay, Zeynep, author.

Yazar Ek Girişi
Ay, Zeynep, author.

Fiziksel Tanımlama
xv, 173 leaves: color illustraltions, charts;+ 1 computer laser optical disc.

The goal of this Ph.D. thesis is to improve the performance of the cylindrical composites manufactured by filament winding method by using the toughened matrix resin with nano-sized filler (noncovalently functionalized with ethoxylated alcohol chemical-vapor-deposition-grown SWCNTs). The effect of SWCNT concentration on the mechanical performance of these composites was investigated and discussed. One of the main focus of this thesis is to examine the effect of nano-sized filler type and filler concentration on the performance of the epoxy-based composites. For this purpose, epoxy-based nanocomposites with different nano-sized filler types (SWCNT, TEGO, and HNT) at varying concentrations were developed by a calendaring (3-roll-mill) method. A series of mechanical tests were performed for reference composite and developed nanocomposites. The scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was used to reveal the morphology and toughening mechanisms by examining the fractured surface of nanocomposites. The rheological behaviors and contact angle measurements with glass fiber of the selected filler (SWCNT) incorporated epoxy suspensions were investigated to determine the suitability of suspensions for the filament winding process. The reference and SWCNT modified glass fiber (GF)-based cylindrical fiber-reinforced polymeric composites (CFRPCs) with an inner diameter of 60 and 275 mm were manufactured by the filament winding method. The split-disk and three-point bending tests were performed for GF-based CFRPCs. The double cantilever beam (DCB) test was also carried out for the reference and SWCNT modified GF-based CFRPCs to investigate the effect of SWCNT existence on the interlaminar fracture toughness of CFRPCs. The fractured surfaces after the DCB test were analyzed under the SEM to comprehend the toughening mechanisms, and micro-and nano-sized filler morphologies. Consequently, it was revealed that blending and hence toughening the epoxy resin with SWCNT improves the interlaminar properties of the GF-based composites.

Konu Başlığı
Hydrogen -- Storage.
Composite materials.
Nanostructured materials.
Storage tanks.

Yazar Ek Girişi
Tanoğlu, Metin,

Tüzel Kişi Ek Girişi
İzmir Institute of Technology. Mechanical Engineering.

Tek Biçim Eser Adı
Thesis (Doctoral)--İzmir Institute of Technology:Mechanical Engineering.
İzmir Institute of Technology: Mechanical Engineering --Thesis (Doctoral).

Elektronik Erişim
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IYTETezT002291TA660.T34 A97 2020Tez Koleksiyonu