Volume 10 Issue 2 - April 2018

  • 1. An investigation on the mechanical properties of hybrid polymer composites for engineering applications

    Authors : T.m.tajuddin Yezdani, Dr. Shantharaja M

    Pages : 398-406

    DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.21172/1.102.64

    Keywords : Key words: Carbon- Glass fibers fabric, Kevlar-Glass fibers fabric, Epoxy Matrix-Hybrid composites-Mechanical properties- flexural tests, drilling, delamination- Post processing, Microwave radiation, densification.

    Abstract :

    Abstract: There has been a tremendous advancement in the science and technology of the fiber reinforced polymer composites (FRP) in recent times. The low density, high strength to weight ratio, high stiffness to weight ratio, excellent durability, chemical resistant and corrosion resistant, good properties, high ultra-violet radiation stability, good electrical and thermal insulation , design flexibility of fiber reinforced polymers and cost effective manufacturing processes are the primary reasons for their use in many structural components in the aircrafts, automotive, marine, transportation, sports, medical science and more recently in the building and construction industries. The FRP’s presently used are reinforced by either carbon or glass or Kevlar fibers. As the field of application of these composites has widened, there is a demand for FRP composites with enhanced mechanical and tribological properties, besides corrosion resistance. This leads us to the idea of mixing two or more types of fibers in a epoxy resin to form a hybrid composite. In this work, carbon and glass fiber fabric reinforced epoxy laminates and the Kevlar and glass fiber fabric reinforced epoxy laminates were fabricated, by wet hand lay- up process and tested as per standard procedure. The effect of post processing on the hybrid composite surfaces, namely Microwave radiation treatment has been investigated. The application of a simple microwave radiation and its effect on the densification of polymer composites and also their Mechanical properties were studied.

    Citing this Journal Article :

    T.m.tajuddin Yezdani, Dr. Shantharaja M, "An investigation on the mechanical properties of hybrid polymer composites for engineering applications", https://www.ijltet.org/journal_details.php?id=930&j_id=4543, Volume 10 Issue 2 - April 2018, 398-406, #ijltetorg