Vibration-damping characterization of the basalt/epoxy composite laminates containing graphene nanopellets

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BULUT M., Erklig A., Kanmaz P.

Science and Engineering of Composite Materials, vol.26, no.1, pp.147-153, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/secm-2017-0380
  • Journal Name: Science and Engineering of Composite Materials
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.147-153
  • Keywords: composite materials, damping, graphene, nanocomposites, vibration
  • Hakkari University Affiliated: Yes


The present study investigates the influence of graphene nanopellets (GnPs) on the damping and vibration characteristics of fiber-reinforced basalt/epoxy composites for different weight contents of GnPs particles (0.1, 0.2 and 0.3 wt%). The variation of dynamic properties in terms of loss and storage modulus was explored by using the experimental modal analysis. The damping properties were determined by using logarithmic decrement method from the acceleration-Time envelope curves. Results showed that the incorporation of GnPs at weight contents of 0.1% and 0.2% significantly affected the damping and vibration characteristics of the samples as a result of the interfacial strength between the GnPs particles-fiber-matrix interactions. The natural frequencies increased by 20.7% and 25% at GnPs contents of 0.1 and 0.2 wt%, whereas the damping ratios increased by 28.5% and 57.1%, respectively.