Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research

Title

Processability of LCP/Glass/Nylon Hybrid Composites

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2003

Abstract

A hybrid composite consisting of rubber toughened nylon 6,6, short glass fibers and thermotropic LCP was investigated by varying the content of LCP. It was found that a hybrid composite offered better processability over the glass fiber reinforced polymers alone. The total torque in melt mixing increased with short glass fiber addition but decreased with an increase in LCP content. The thermal stability of the glass fiber reinforced composite was improved by blending with LCP. However, a minimum of 15 wtYo LCP was required to realize reinforcement effect from the hybrid composite. The fracture morphology was examined using SEM techniques. Some LCP fibrils could be observed on the tensile fracture surface.

Publication Title

Polymer Composites

Volume

24

Issue

1

First Page

109

Last Page

118