Toughening Effect of Microscale Particles on the Tensile and Vibration Properties of S-Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Epoxy Composites

Erkliğ A., BULUT M., Fayzulla B.

Mechanics of Composite Materials, vol.54, no.1, pp.119-128, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11029-018-9724-x
  • Journal Name: Mechanics of Composite Materials
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.119-128
  • Keywords: damping, natural frequency, particulate-filled composites
  • Hakkari University Affiliated: Yes


The effect of borax, sewage sludge ash, silicon carbide, and perlite microparticles on the tensile, damping, and vibration characteristics of S-glass/epoxy composite laminates was examined Their damping and vibration properties were evaluated experimentally by using the dynamic modal analysis, identifying the response of the fundamental natural frequency to the type and weight content of the particulates. The results obtained showed that the introduction of specific amounts of such particulates into the matrix of S-glass/epoxy composite noticeably improved its mechanical properties.