Experimental investigation on the mechanical properties of glass fiber reinforced nylon

D. M. Nuruzzaman, A. K.M.Asif Iqbal, A. N. Oumer, N. M. Ismail, S. Basri

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In this study, the influence of different weight percentages of glass fiber (GF) reinforcement on the mechanical properties of nylon (PA6) composite is investigated. Test specimens of pure nylon, 95% nylon + 5% GF, 90% nylon + 10% GF, 85% nylon + 15% GF and 80% nylon + 20% GF are prepared using an injection molding machine. In the experiments, tensile tests and impact tests are carried out. The obtained results reveal that mechanical properties of the nylon composites are significantly influenced by the weight percentage of glass fiber. From the tensile test results, it is observed that pure nylon has the lowest elastic modulus and yield strength whereas 80% nylon + 20% GF composite shows the highest elastic modulus and yield strength. Moreover, pure nylon shows the lowest tensile strength while 80% nylon + 20% GF shows significantly improved tensile strength. Results show that elongation at break is remarkably high for pure nylon whereas it is very low for 80% nylon + 20% GF. Izod impact test results reveal that, 85% nylon + 15% GF composite has the highest impact strength or toughness whereas 95% nylon + 5% GF composite shows the lowest impact strength. Furthermore, 80% nylon + 20% GF composite shows somewhat less impact strength or toughness than 85% nylon + 15% GF composite.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012118
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventJoint Conference of 2nd International Manufacturing Engineering Conference, iMEC 2015 and 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference on Manufacturing Systems, APCOMS 2015 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 12 Nov 201514 Nov 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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