Study The Mechanical Properties of Epoxy Matrix Composite Materials Using Glass Waste Particles

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Applied Scinces, University of Technology – Iraq

2 Materials Engineering Department – Mustansiriayah University Baghdad, Iraq


Recycling wastes is now of vital worldwide importance. The production of glass is one of several wastes, especially in the public, private, and construction sectors, due to the growing population, an increase in human activities. The goal of this work is to create a new product by solid waste (waste of glass) with modified properties, lowest cost and the possibility of employing them as substitute materials in a variety of applications. Four sets of samples were made by hand lay-up molding with 50% weight fraction, two sets of samples were made and cured at room temperature, while the others were cured at 50°C for two hours. Each set was made up of both reinforced and unreinforced epoxy. Composites reinforced with these particles showed increase in some mechanical properties when compared to elegant epoxy resin. The highest value of compressive strength was (80.86 MPa), Young`s modulus (2097MPa) and Vickers hardness (31.44) while Flexural Strength and Impact Strength were decreased. The best values were obtained for post cured at 50°C composite specimens. This proves that epoxy has been modified after being reinforced with waste glass, allowing it to be used in a variety of applications.


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Volume 65, Issue 131 - Serial Number 13
Special Issue: Chemistry and Global Challenges (Part A)
December 2022
Pages 963-968
  • Receive Date: 08 April 2022
  • Revise Date: 03 July 2022
  • Accept Date: 06 July 2022