Monday, October 17, 2011: 9:30 AM
L100 C (Minneapolis Convention Center)
Epoxy nano-composites were produced by mixing cured and uncured epoxy with organosilicate montmorillonite by high speed mixing. The materials were analyzed by subjecting them to linear and non-linear deformation. Stress relaxation were computed from viscoelastic modulus and the results were compared to Maxwell models, FENE and network models.