MWNT reinforced polyurethane foam: Processing, characterization and modelling of mechanical properties

@inproceedings{Zhang2011MWNTRP,
  title={MWNT reinforced polyurethane foam: Processing, characterization and modelling of mechanical properties},
  author={Lingfei Zhang and Ezgi Deniz Yilmaz and Jan Schj{\o}dt-Thomsen and Jens Chr. M. Rauhe and Ryszard Pyrz},
  year={2011}
}
The mechanical properties of a foam material changes when the foam is reinforced with nanoparticles. In this paper it is investigated how the addition of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) influences the effective properties of polyurethane foam. Both pure and nano-reinforced foams containing different amounts of MWNT are produced and both pristine and functionalized MWNT are used as reinforcement. The MWNT are dispersed in the polyol using high-shear mixing with various mixing times to… CONTINUE READING