ICSSCCET 2015

International Conference on Systems, Science, Control, Communication, Engineering and Technology 2015

 


ICSSCCET 2015 Kokula Krishna Hari K
Publication Meta Value
Short Title ICSSCCET 2015
Publisher ASDF, India
ISBN 13 978-81-929866-1-6
ISBN 10 81-929866-1-6
Language English
Type Hard Bound - Printed Book
Copyrights ICSSCCET Organizers / DCRC, London, UK
Editor-in-Chief Ramachandran T
Conference Dates 10 - 11, August 2015
Venue Country Karpagam Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, India
Submitted Papers 410
Acceptance Rate 4.11%
Website www.icssccet.org

Paper 009


Mechanical Behaviour Of Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites

Mechanical Behaviour Of Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites

S Karthik1, S N Vijayan2

1Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering,
2Karpagam Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, India

Abstract

Fiber-reinforced polymer composites have played a dominant role for a long time in a variety of applications for their high specific strength and modulus. The fiber which serves as a reinforcement in reinforced polymer is in the form of natural fibers. In this connection, an investigation has been carried out to make use of coconut fiber which is available abundantly in India. Natural fibers are not only strong and lightweight but also relatively very cheap. The present work describes the development and characterization of a new set of research was carried out by reinforcing the matrix (Epoxy resin) with natural material (Coconut fiber). The newly developed composites are characterized with respect to their mechanical characteristics. The natural fibers were exposure to chemical treatment (NaOH) before manufacturing of laminates. Samples of coconut-Epoxy laminate were manufactured using compression moulding method were the stacking of fibers takes place. Specimens were cut from the fabricated laminate according to the ASTM standards for different experiments. For Tensile test, flexural test and Impact test samples were cut in the desired shape. Tensile Strength, Flexural Strength and Impact Strength were observed and compared to each other. Tensile test showed maximum ultimate tensile strength for untreated 80 mm length fiber compared to others. Flexural test showed maximum ultimate flexural strength for untreated 80 mm length fiber compared to others. Impact test showed higher impact energy for treated 40 mm length fiber compared to others.

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S Karthik, S N Vijayan."Mechanical Behaviour Of Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites." International Conference on Systems, Science, Control, Communication, Engineering and Technology (2015): 33-37. Print.