Exploration on mechanical characterization of natural fibre matrix composites produced through hand-lay method

1*V. Mohanavel, M.D. Vijayakumar , V.Gokul Ram, C.Mukilarasan

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Abstract:

Presently there has been an enormous increase in demand for novel material to produce complex with better quality. Hence plant fibre shall be used to achieve this goal. Natural fibre composites can fulfil these requirements. This research article deals with manufacturing, mechanical characterization of a hybrid (GFRP+orange+GFRP) composite and also the comparison of it with the (GFRP+banana+GFRP) based composite. These composites are fabricated using hand lay-up technique. The mechanical tests such as tensile and flexural test. Epoxy resin alongside with HY951 hardener is used as the binding agent throughout the layer. Glass fibre laminates are used on both sides for improving the surface finish and surface hardness. Test results shows that the hybrid natural composite has excellent properties under tensile and flexural loading.

Keywords:

Natural fiber, Mechanical properties, Hand-lay method, Banana fibre, Orange fibre.

Paper Details
Month2
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 8
Pages13252-13258