A Study of Films Incorporating Magnetite Nanoparticles as Susceptors for Induction Welding of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermoplasticopen access
- Baek, Inseok; Lee, Seoksoon
- Issue Date
- induction welding; thermoplastic; susceptor; magnetite (Fe3O4); polyamide 6 (PA6); lap shear strength (LSS)
- MATERIALS, v.13, no.2
- Journal Title
- Induction welding is a fast, clean, noncontact process that often uses a metal-mesh susceptor to facilitate localized controlled heating; however, the metal mesh presents various problems. In this study, the induction heating behavior of a 450 mu m thick thin-film susceptor, fabricated by mixing magnetite (Fe3O4) nanoparticles (NPs) and PA6/carbon fiber (CF) (30%) thermoplastic resin, was examined with respect to the weight ratio of Fe3O4 (50, 67, 75, and 80 wt%). The useful induction heating behavior of the 75 wt% Fe3O4 susceptor suggested its suitability for additional heat treatment experiments, carried out at 3.4 kW at a frequency of 100 kHz. This susceptor attained the same maximum temperature during 10 cycles of repeated induction heating and cooling. It was then used to weld two thermoplastic composites, with 60 s of induction heating followed by 120 s of simultaneous cooling and pressing. The resulting welded joints had lap shear strength values of 36.8, 34.0, and 36.4 MPa under tensile test loads of 884, 817, and 874 N, respectively. Scanning electron microscopy images confirmed a uniform weld quality. Thus, the proposed manufacturing method, involving the incorporation of Fe3O4 NPs into thermoplastic resin, should help expand the range of applications for thermoplastic composites.
- Files in This Item
- There are no files associated with this item.
- Appears in
- 공학계열 > Division of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering > Journal Articles
Items in ScholarWorks are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.