Flex Performances of Epoxy Aluminium Particulate Composites

  • Sefiu Adekunle Bello Kwara State University
  • Johnson Olumuyiwa Agunsoye University of Lagos
  • Jeleel Adekunle Adebisi University of Ilorin
  • Nasirudeen Kolawole Raji Yaba College of Technology
  • Raphael Gboyega Adeyemo Gateway (ICT) Polytechnic
  • Abdul Ganiyu Funsho Alabi Kwara State University
  • Suleiman Bolaji Hassan University of Lagos

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Abstract

Polymers are characterised with lightness, ease of formability and resistance to chemical attack but their modulus and strength are low. Epoxy was reinforced with aluminium particles of different sizes. Bond, functional group and chemical formulae of the composite phases were examined using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) and X-ray diffractometer. The flexural test was also conducted on the developed composites via three-point method. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) was performed using aluminium percentage by weight (wt%) and sizes (Ps) as the predictor variables. Results indicated different chemical formulae of the composite phases.  A maximum of 124.44 % increase in flexural modulus was found at 12 wt% reinforcement addition. Probability value, 0.000 for each of wt% and Ps affirm evenly significant influence of both variables on flexural modulus of the composites. Hence, the model can be used for predicting the flexural modulus of epoxy particulate composites within and outside the scope of experiment.


 

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Author Biographies
Sefiu Adekunle Bello

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Kwara State University, Malete

Johnson Olumuyiwa Agunsoye

Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, University of Lagos

Jeleel Adekunle Adebisi

Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, University of Ilorin, Nigeria

Nasirudeen Kolawole Raji

Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Nigeria

Raphael Gboyega Adeyemo

Gateway (ICT) Polytechnic, Saapade, Ogun State, Nigeria

Abdul Ganiyu Funsho Alabi

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Kwara State University, Malete, Nigeria

Suleiman Bolaji Hassan

Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, University of Lagos, Nigeria

Published
Vol 22 No 4, Jul 31, 2018
How to Cite
S. Bello, J. Agunsoye, J. Adebisi, N. Raji, R. Adeyemo, A. Alabi, and S. Hassan, “Flex Performances of Epoxy Aluminium Particulate Composites”, Eng. J., vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 97-107, Jul. 2018.

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