Mechanics of Composite Materials

, Volume 55, Issue 3, pp 337–348 | Cite as

Studying the Viscoelastic Properties of an Epoxy Resin Strengthened with Silicon Dioxide Nanoparticles by Instrumented Microindentation

  • S. V. Smirnov
  • I. A. VeretennikovaEmail author
  • V. M. Fomin
  • A. A. Filippov
  • T. A. Brusentseva

The viscoelastic properties of surface layers of a Primer-204 epoxy resin modified by silicon dioxide nanoparticles with weight fractions of 0.24, 0.41, 0.65, and 2% were investigated. Material specimens were indented using a Hysitron TI 950 Triboindenter nanomechanical test system. The load and the loading and holding times had a significant effect on the values of hardness and reduced the elastic modulus obtained by indentation. The material exhibited viscosity at the microscopic level. With filler content growing from 0.24 to 2 wt.%, the reduced elastic modulus and hardness of surface layers of the material increased, but the creep decreased. It is shown that the rheonomic properties of the Primer-204 epoxy resin modified by silicon dioxide nanoparticles should be taken into account.


epoxy resin silicon dioxide creep microindentation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. V. Smirnov
    • 1
  • I. A. Veretennikova
    • 1
    Email author
  • V. M. Fomin
    • 2
  • A. A. Filippov
    • 2
  • T. A. Brusentseva
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Engineering Science, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of SciencesEkaterinburgRussia
  2. 2.S. A. Khristianovich Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia

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