Paper Title
Investigation of Low Velocity Impact Test of Carbon Fibre Composites Reinforced Nanoclay

The aim of the research is to determine the low velocity impact properties of widely-used Nanoclay (NC) at different rates on carbon fiber composite materials. Production was done by vacuum infusion method. Carbon fiber composites were produced by reinforcing nanoclay at different rates. The homogen mixing of the nanoclay and epoxy was done with mechanical mixer and ultrasonic homogenizer. Low velocity impact tests were performed according to D7136/D7136M – standard no. 12 “Standard Test Method for Measuring the Damage Resistance of a Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composite to a Drop-Weight Impact Event”. As seen in the Figure 8 of the standard, the samples were prepared 100*150 mm. Tests were conducted at 25J energy along with 1%, 3%, 5% NC, and the test results were shown graphically. Keywords- Nanoclay, Low Velocity Impact Test, Carbon Fiber Composite