Reinforcement of recycled rubber based composite with nano-silica and graphene hybrid fillers

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Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics


Nano-silica and Graphene have been used as the main reinforcing fillers that increase the usefulness of recycled rubber composite. As each filler retains its specific advantages, the use of nano-silica/graphene combinations should improve the mechanical and dynamic properties of recycled rubber composite. But, the optimum nano-silica/graphene ratio giving rise to the optimum properties requests to be explained. In this work, reinforcement of recycled rubber composite with nano-silica/graphene hybrid filler at various ratios was studied in order to determine the optimum nano-silica/graphene combinations. The toughness properties and tribological behaviour indicating the reinforcement of recycled rubber based composite were evaluated. Microstructural and fractural analyses were made by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM).

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Mechanics of Composite, Hybrid and Multifunctional Materials