Investigations of the influence of filler on the Impact properties of Polyamides and its Composites

Mithun V Kulkarni*, Elangovan K.**, K. Hemachandra Reddy***, ****
* Research scholar, JNTU College of Engineering, Anantapur, AP, India.
** Assistant Professor, Cambridge Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
*** Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, JNTU College of Engineering, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, India.
**** Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, East West Institute of technology, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
Periodicity:August - October'2011


This paper helps in understanding the influence of filler on the impact properties of Polyamides (Nylon6) and its composites. Generally, it is known that ABS possesses more toughness than Nylon6 and hence an effort has been made to make Nylon6 tougher than ABS material. The Nylon6 is reinforced with Glass Fibre and Casio3 (Calcium Silicate). Low velocity impact investigations have been carried out using a vertical drop- weight testing machine. The tests were conducted on the samples at different drop heights of 320 mm, 620 mm, 1000 mm and different drop weights of 0.89 kg, 1.395 kg and 2.33 kg.  Impact measurement under the above said conditions for the materials A, B, C and D indicated that the addition of Glass Fibre and Casio3 led to a significant improvement in the impact strength of the polyamides.


Drop test, Polyamides, ABS, Impact, glass fibers, Calcium silicate.

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Mithun V. Kulkarni, K. Elangovan, K. Hemachandra Reddy and J. N. Prakash (2011). Investigations Of The Influence Of Filler On The Impact Properties Of Polyamides And Its Composites. i-manager’s Journal on Mechanical Engineering, 1(4), 1-6.


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