Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Advanced Design and Manufacturing Engineering

Mechanical Properties and Fracture Toughness of Epoxy Resin Improved by Low-viscosity Hyperbranched Epoxy

Authors
Zhongwei Zhang, Xiaolong Wang, Xiaoguang Hu, Ting Xu, Yanyan Lin, Yefa Tan
Corresponding Author
Zhongwei Zhang
Available Online October 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icadme-15.2015.308How to use a DOI?
Keywords
mechanical property, fracture toughness, epoxy, hyperbranched, low-viscosity
Abstract

Epoxy resins modified with low-viscosity hyperbranched epoxy were prepared. The tensile strength, flexural strength, impact strength, fracture toughness, glass transition temperature (Tg) of the cured samples were investigated. The results show that the addition of hyperbranched epoxy improves the overall mechanical and fracture performance because of the unique three-dimensional macromolecule structure. With the content of hyperbranched epoxy increases, the tensile strength, flexural strength, impact strength and fracture toughness all increases first and then decreases. This variation trend can be attributed to the reverse effect of crosslinking density and the rigidity of molecule chain of the hyperbranched epoxy. The Tg of the cured samples decreases in the whole range studied. The decrease of viscosity may be contributive to developing an easier fabrication process of the epoxy based materials.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Advanced Design and Manufacturing Engineering
Series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
October 2015
ISBN
978-94-6252-113-1
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icadme-15.2015.308How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2015, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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