Mechanical Properties of Soda-Lime-Silica Glasses with Variable Peanut Shell Contents
B. Aktasa, M. Albaskaraa, S. Yalcinb and K. Dogruc
aHarran University, Engineering Faculty, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 63300, Sanliurfa, Turkey
bHarran University, Arts and Sciences Faculty, Department of Physics, 63300, Sanliurfa, Turkey
cHarran University, Institute of Natural and Applied Sciences, 63300, Sanliurfa, Turkey
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In this study, the mechanical properties of soda-lime-silica glasses were investigated by using micro-Vickers indentation tests, while varying the amount of peanut shell powder added to the glass. Peanut shell powder was obtained by grinding peanut shells. It was added as a dopant to glass at 0.5-5 wt.%, with the final glass samples being produced by melting. Peanut shell addition had led to a decreased density of the soda-lime-silica glasses, and X-ray diffraction data of the peanut shell-doped soda-lime-silica glasses indicated the presence of two crystalline phases, namely, anorthite (Na0.45(Ca0.55Al1.55Si2.45O8) and magnesium aluminum silicate (MgAl2Si3O10)6. The Young's modulus values of the soda-lime-silica glasses increased along with the amount of peanut shell powder added. Peanut shell addition to the soda-lime-silica glasses has also caused increased hardness. Fracture toughness values of these glass samples were in the range of 0.91-1.04 MPa m1/2. Thus, the mechanical properties (e.g. E and KC) of soda-lime-silica glasses could be enhanced through peanut shell addition.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.131.511
PACS numbers: 81.05.Kf, 81.70.-q, 64.70.P