The Effect of Waste Ceramic Materials ( Iraqi Stones Dust Powders ) on The Mechanical Properties of Epoxy Resin

Abstract

Using waste materials, which have a high pollution on the environment, as an improvement to the properties of a weaken material such epoxy resin become a good achievement. Iraqi stones dust powders have been used to improve the mechanical properties of epoxy resin. Impact strength and fracture toughness from impact test, Young`s modulus from tensile test, Shore hardness, fracture toughness and thermalconductivity have been investigated. The percentages of the ceramic powders have affected all the above properties and increased the values of them about twice. The highest values were at 12% and then decreased. Also the particle size of this powders has affected these properties, where the lowest particle size (25ìm) has the best values.