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Thermal Protection of Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Composites by Ceramic Particles

Institute for Materials Research and Innovation, University of Bolton, Deane Road, Bolton BL3 5AB, UK
Department of Textile Engineering, Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology, Gaxipur-1700, Bangladesh
SCG Chemicals Co., Ltd, ASTEC 3 Building, 271 Sukhumvit Rd., Muang District, Rayong Province 21150, Thailand
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Academic Editor: Alessandro Lavacchi
Coatings 2016, 6(2), 22;
Received: 7 April 2016 / Revised: 9 May 2016 / Accepted: 20 May 2016 / Published: 1 June 2016
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The thermal barrier efficiency of two types of ceramic particle, glass flakes and aluminum titanate, dispersed on the surface of carbon-fiber epoxy composites, has been evaluated using a cone calorimeter at 35 and 50 kW/m2, in addition to temperature gradients through the samples’ thicknesses, measured by inserting thermocouples on the exposed and back surfaces during the cone tests. Two techniques of dispersing ceramic particles on the surface have been employed, one where particles were dispersed on semi-cured laminate and the other where their dispersion in a phenolic resin was applied on the laminate surface, using the same method as used previously for glass fiber composites. The morphology and durability of the coatings to water absorption, peeling, impact and flexural tension were also studied and compared with those previously reported for glass-fiber epoxy composites. With both methods, uniform coatings could be achieved, which were durable to peeling or water absorption with a minimal adverse effect on the mechanical properties of composites. While all these properties were comparable to those previously observed for glass fiber composites, the ceramic particles have seen to be more effective on this less flammable, carbon fiber composite substrate. View Full-Text
Keywords: ceramic particles; thermal barrier coatings; carbon fiber-reinforced epoxy composites; cone calorimetry ceramic particles; thermal barrier coatings; carbon fiber-reinforced epoxy composites; cone calorimetry

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Kandola, B.; Sarker, F.; Luangtriratana, P.; Myler, P. Thermal Protection of Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Composites by Ceramic Particles. Coatings 2016, 6, 22.

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