Matrix Cracking in Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites: A Review


  • K. Muhammad Ilham Department of Mechanical Engineering, Middle East College, Knowledge Oasis Muscat, Al Rusayl, Sultanate of Oman
  • Hazleen Anuar Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia, P.O. Box 10, 50728 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


matrix cracking, nanocomposites, polymer, reinforced materials


This paper presents a summary about the problem of matrix cracking in reinforced polymer nanocomposite materials. The matrix cracking is reviewed under condition of fatigue loading, tensile loading, thermal loading, and flexural loading mechanism. Moreover, it discussed the effect of the matrix cracking on the material damping property and how the crack growth in the matrix nanocomposite materials is predicted. Fatigue life of the nanocomposite is also discovered after the crack propagation in matrix of nanocomposite is predicted. Continuum damage mechanics are discussed and used to prove the behaviour of the cracked matrix nanocomposite. Current development in this area is briefly discussed.




How to Cite

Ilham, K. M. ., & Anuar, H. . (2020). Matrix Cracking in Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites: A Review. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 62(2), 179–197. Retrieved from
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