Volume 6 Issue 4 - March 2016

  • 1. Experimental investigation and mechanical properties of natural fibre mesquite/banana/glass based epoxy polymer composotes

    Authors : Bala Subramani

    Pages : 477 - 485

    Keywords : Banana fibre, Composites, Sisal fibre, Mesquite fibre, Mechanical properties

    Abstract :

    This project mainly deals with the mechanical properties of mesquite fibre reinforced composites. The main aim of this project is to reduce the population of mesquite trees(karuvellam tree) which are harmful to our society. The material is prepared as per the conditions of ASTM standards. The fibres were extracted manually by hand peeling and was made into a shape of a mat for moulding purpose. The effect of mesquite fibre was found by mixing it in various compositions with others fibres like banana/sisal/glass and epoxy resin. The moulding was done on a 100 kN servo- hydraulic universal testing machine under displacement mode of control in room temperature. The fibres were arranged alternatively in a mould and was placed in the universal testing machine. The extracted composite material was subjected to various test such as tensile, flexural, hardness, water absorption and impact testing. The fractured tensile material was subjected to scanning electron microscope(SEM) in order to find the matrix formation.

    Citing this Journal Article :

    Bala Subramani, "Experimental investigation and mechanical properties of natural fibre mesquite/banana/glass based epoxy polymer composotes", https://www.ijltet.org/journal_details.php?id=899&j_id=2991, Volume 6 Issue 4 - March 2016, 477 - 485, #ijltetorg