Investigation of the mechanical properties of nanocomposites with multi-wall carbon nanotube reinforcement and carbon fiber/epoxy


  • Nourilhuda Ghassan Ayham Mechanical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, University of Babylon, Babylon, Iraq
  • Essam Zuheir Fadhel Mechanical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, University of Babylon, Babylon, Iraq
  • Luay Hashem Abbud Air conditioning and Refrigeration Technical Engineering Department, Al-Mustaqbal University College, Babylon, Iraq



Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs), Carbon fiber, Epoxy, Tensile test, Impact tests


In this study, the focus is on exploring the remarkable world of aircraft structures with the aim of creating a material that pushes boundaries and garners global attention. The successful formulation of a composite material is investigated by skillfully manipulating weight and quantity ratios. To achieve the desired outcome, different weight ratios of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs), specifically 8g and 16g, are combined. Furthermore, these MWNTs are proportionately mixed with epoxy in volumes of 200ml, 400ml, 600ml, and 800ml, following a valence equation that correlates the gram ratio of MWNTs with epoxy. For the purpose of ensuring homogeneity and facilitating optimal component blending, an electric convector with a magnetic core is employed to generate vortices, aiding in the thorough mixing of the constituents. Subsequently, the mixture is hardened after proper placement. Prior to casting, the introduction of the hardener, whether in its liquid state or by incorporating reinforcement layers of carbon nanofibers (ranging from 0 to 16 layers), enhances and fortifies the desired properties of the material. The ingenuity of this approach is showcased by the exceptional results obtained from the evaluation of tensile stress and impact. Through rigorous testing and meticulous analysis, the findings validate the theoretical foundation upon which this endeavor is built, underscoring the success of this innovative concept.


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How to Cite

Ayham, N. G., Zuheir Fadhel, E., & Hashem Abbud, L. (2023). Investigation of the mechanical properties of nanocomposites with multi-wall carbon nanotube reinforcement and carbon fiber/epoxy. Reports in Mechanical Engineering, 4(1), 153–160.