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Georgios Seretis https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2824-3576 Aikaterini Polyzou Dimitrios Manolakos https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0249-5647 Christopher Provatidis https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1845-9245

Abstract

In this study, a multi-parameter analysis, using Taguchi method for design of experiments, has been conducted to investigate the optimum curing conditions for GNPs/E-glass fabric/epoxy laminated nanocomposites. The independent variables in the L25 Taguchi orthogonal array were heating rate, curing temperature and curing time, addressing five levels each. Tensile and 3-point bending tests were performed for each experiment number (run number) of the Taguchi L25. The analysis shown that the most significant para­meter for tensile strength is the time and for flexural strength is the tem­pe­ra­ture. Also, it shown that the optimum performance was obtained for tem­pera­ture values greater than the glass transition temperature Tg.

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Section
SI: Research activities of the Greek Society of Experimental Mechanics of Materi

How to Cite

Seretis, G., Polyzou, A., Manolakos, D. and Provatidis, C. (2019) “Multi-parameter analysis of curing cycle for GNPs/glass fabric/ epoxy laminated nanocomposites”, Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale, 13(50), pp. 517-525. doi: 10.3221/IGF-ESIS.50.43.