Challenges in developing nylon composites commingledwith discontinuous recycled carbon fibre

Kok H. Wong, Thomas A. Turner, Stephen J. Pickering

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Abstract

This paper investigates the challenges associated with the development of a composite material containing commingled nylon fibres and recycled carbon fibres. Carbon fibre recycled from end-of-life composites is generally discontinuous and randomly orientated. A conversion process is required to improve its physical form to make it more readily applicable for use in the composites industry. Various conversion processes have been investigated in the past, including milling, papermaking type processes, carding and spinning. In this study, a papermaking process is used to produce random non-woven aligned commingled mats. The mats were compression moulded and their mechanical properties were measured. The interfacial adhesion between the fibre and matrix was assessed by analysis of fracture surfaces under scanning electron microscopy. The impact of fibre alignment on composite mechanical performance will be reported.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2014
PublisherEuropean Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM
ISBN (Electronic)9780000000002
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event16th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2014 - Seville, Spain
Duration: 22 Jun 201426 Jun 2014

Publication series

Name16th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2014

Conference

Conference16th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2014
Country/TerritorySpain
CitySeville
Period22/06/1426/06/14

Keywords

  • Carbon fibre
  • Compression moulding
  • Nylon
  • Recycling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites

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