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    • ISSN: 1793-8198
    • Frequency: Quarterly
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJMMM
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. K. M. Gupta, Prof. Ian McAndrew
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Ian McAndrew
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, UK.
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJMMM. I will do my best to help develop this journal better.

IJMMM 2016 Vol.4(4): 247-250 ISSN: 1793-8198
DOI: 10.18178/ijmmm.2016.4.4.265

Charpy Impact Resistances of Carbon Nanotubes Reinforced High Density Polyethylene Nanocomposite Materials

Murat Mirik, Şerafettin Ekinci, and Mustafa Taşyürek
Abstract—In this study, Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNT) reinforced High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) materials were used. Mechanical properties of the samples reinforced with Carbon Nanotubes at weight ratios of 1%, 3% and 5% were investigated. Reinforced samples were compared to samples produced with pure High density Polyethylene. Samples were produced by plastic injection method. The samples were then subjected to experiments and impact resistance values were measured in accordance with ASTM D6110 standards. Also Thermogravimetric Analyses (TGA) was performed for and Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes within the High Density Polyethylene. At the end of the study, it was observed that impact resistance decreased with increasing carbon nanotube reinforcement amount. Impact resistance of samples produced by means of plastic injection was decreased by 35% comparing with samples produced from pure HDPE. These results were explained with the fact that structures of composite materials were transformed to a tougher and fragile phase. In the TGA investigations, it was seen that mass loss breakdown temperature and melting point temperature increased by MCWNT ratio in the composite samples.

Index Terms—Carbon nanotubes, high density polyethylene, nanocomposites, impact, TGA.

Murat Mirik is with Cumhuriyet University, Sivas Vocational School, Sivas, Turkey (e-mail: mmirik@cumhuriyet.edu.tr).
Şerafettin Ekinci is with Selcuk University, Technology Faculty, Mechanical Engineering Department, Konya, Turkey (e-mail: sekinci@selcuk.edu.tr).
Mustafa Taşyürek is with Selcuk University, Technology Faculty, Metallurgical and Material Engineering Department, Konya, Turkey (e-mail: mtasyurek@selcuk.edu.tr).

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Cite: Murat Mirik, Şerafettin Ekinci, and Mustafa Taşyürek, "Charpy Impact Resistances of Carbon Nanotubes Reinforced High Density Polyethylene Nanocomposite Materials," International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 247-250, 2016.

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