Tensile performance of textile reinforced inorganic matrix composites strongly depends on the matrix-to-fabric bond strength, that is the weak chain in the system. In this work, we investigate the role of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) dispersion in an amorphous silica nano-coating for AR-glass and carbon fabric Textile Reinforced Mortar (TRM) composites. Two lime mortars are considered at 56-day curing. Comparative mechanical testing in uni-axial tension show remarkable enhancements in terms of mean ductility, strength and energy dissipation capabilities. Besides, coating successfully hinders telescopic failure and delamination, which significantly narrows data scattering and benefits design limits. Crack pattern analysis reveals that coating promotes diffuse cracking in the specimen, with gradual and progressive damage buildup. Indeed, mean crack width and mean crack spacing are consistently reduced. BET, optical and E-SEM microscopy supports the action mechanism of the coating, that promotes wettability, surface roughening and imparts a remarkable increase in the specific surface area of the reinforcement.

Targeting functionalised carbon nanotubes at the interphase of Textile Reinforced Mortar (TRM) composites / Signorini, C.; Nobili, A.. - In: COMPOSITES. PART A: APPLIED SCIENCE AND MANUFACTURING. - ISSN 1359-835X. - 144:(2021), pp. 106330-106330. [10.1016/j.compositesa.2021.106330]

Targeting functionalised carbon nanotubes at the interphase of Textile Reinforced Mortar (TRM) composites

Signorini C.;Nobili A.
2021

Abstract

Tensile performance of textile reinforced inorganic matrix composites strongly depends on the matrix-to-fabric bond strength, that is the weak chain in the system. In this work, we investigate the role of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) dispersion in an amorphous silica nano-coating for AR-glass and carbon fabric Textile Reinforced Mortar (TRM) composites. Two lime mortars are considered at 56-day curing. Comparative mechanical testing in uni-axial tension show remarkable enhancements in terms of mean ductility, strength and energy dissipation capabilities. Besides, coating successfully hinders telescopic failure and delamination, which significantly narrows data scattering and benefits design limits. Crack pattern analysis reveals that coating promotes diffuse cracking in the specimen, with gradual and progressive damage buildup. Indeed, mean crack width and mean crack spacing are consistently reduced. BET, optical and E-SEM microscopy supports the action mechanism of the coating, that promotes wettability, surface roughening and imparts a remarkable increase in the specific surface area of the reinforcement.
2021
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106330
Targeting functionalised carbon nanotubes at the interphase of Textile Reinforced Mortar (TRM) composites / Signorini, C.; Nobili, A.. - In: COMPOSITES. PART A: APPLIED SCIENCE AND MANUFACTURING. - ISSN 1359-835X. - 144:(2021), pp. 106330-106330. [10.1016/j.compositesa.2021.106330]
Signorini, C.; Nobili, A.
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