The viscoelastic behavior of multiwall carbon nanotube (MWCNT) reinforced polyamide 66 (PA 66) was evaluated to investigate the effect of CNT content and loading frequency on dynamic moduli (i.e. storage modulus E′ and loss modulus E″) and damping factor tanδ. PA 66/CNT disk samples with five different CNT contents ranging from 3 wt % to 15 wt % were manufactured by injection molding. Testing was performed over the frequency range of 0.1–100 Hz at room temperature. Dynamic mechanical analysis results show that the mechanical properties are highly functions of tested frequency and the improvement on loss and storage modulus of nanocomposites with the addition of CNT is highly dependent on tested frequencies. The variability in loss modulus is significantly higher than the variability in the storage modulus indicating the correlation of loss modulus with uncertainties present in nanocomposite microstructure while storage modulus is essentially independent of microstructure for a given reinforcement content.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - May 2020|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Organic Chemistry
- Polymers and Plastics