Vol.18, No.2, 2022, pp.223-232, doi:10.32604/fdmp.2022.018225
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Optimization of Process Parameters for Injection Moulding of Nylon6/SiC and Nylon6/B4C Polymer Matrix Composites
  • G. Boopathy1,2,*, K. Gurusami1, M. Chinnapandian3, K. R. Vijayakumar4
1 St. Peter’s Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, 600054, India
2 Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, 600062, India
3 St. Peter’s College of Engineering and Technology, Chennai, 600054, India
4 MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai, 600095, India
* Corresponding Author: G. Boopathy. Email:
(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Materials and Nanotechnology: New Challenges)
Received 08 July 2021; Accepted 03 October 2021; Issue published 16 December 2021
Abstract
In this research study, the mechanical properties of several Polymer matrix composites are investigated. These composites are multi-phase materials in which reinforcing materials are properly mixed with a polymer matrix. More precisely, Nylon 6 reinforced with 5, 15 and 25 wt. % of silicon carbide (SiC) and Nylon 6 reinforced with 5, 15 and 25 wt. % of boron carbide (B4C), prepared by means of an injection moulding process at three different injection pressures are considered. Specific attention is paid to the tensile and impact strength of these composites. The Taguchi technique is used to optimize the process parameters such as reinforcement material, its percentage and the injection pressure. It is observed that the specimens 5% SiC with 80 MPa injection pressure display a better tensile strength and similarly the specimen 5% B4C with 90 MPa injection pressure have a superior impact strength.
Keywords
PMCs; Nylon 6; injection moulding; Taguchi technique; ANOVA
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Boopathy, G., Gurusami, K., Chinnapandian, M., Vijayakumar, K. R. (2022). Optimization of Process Parameters for Injection Moulding of Nylon6/SiC and Nylon6/B4C Polymer Matrix Composites. FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, 18(2), 223–232.
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