Experimental and Finite Element Analysis of Carbon Fibre Fabric/Polypropylene Composites under Different Processing Parameters

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Volume-70 Issue-5
Year of Publication : 2022
Authors : Subrata Debnath, Joyshri Rava, Arun Jyoti Dev Sharma, Sushen Kirtania, Satadru Kashyap, and Sanjib Banerjee
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V70I5P205

Citation 

MLA Style: Subrata Debnath, et al. "Experimental and Finite Element Analysis of Carbon Fibre Fabric/Polypropylene Composites under Different Processing Parameters." International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology, vol. 70, no. 5, May. 2022, pp. 30-36. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V70I5P205

APA Style:Subrata Debnath, Joyshri Rava, Arun Jyoti Dev Sharma, Sushen Kirtania, Satadru Kashyap, Sanjib Banerjee. (2022). Experimental and Finite Element Analysis of Carbon Fibre Fabric/Polypropylene Composites under Different Processing Parameters. International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology, 70(5), 30-36. https://doi.org/10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V70I5P205

Abstract
Carbon fiber fabric (CFF)/maleic anhydride coated isotactic polypropylene (PP) composites were fabricated under different compression molding temperatures and pressures to study the effect of these processing parameters on the tensile properties of the composites. Preliminary tensile testing revealed that CFF in the plain-weaved (PW) form exhibited superior tensile properties than longitudinal (parallel) strands of CFF. Subsequently, PW CFF was used as a reinforcing agent in the PP matrix, and composites were fabricated under varying levels of compression pressure (100 kg/cm2, 80 kg/cm2, and 60 kg/cm2 ) and temperature (180 °C, 160 °C, and 157 °C). It was observed that compression pressure and temperature were instrumental in deciding the tensile properties of the composites. The compression pressure of 60 kg/cm2 and temperature of 157 °C yielded the composite with the highest tensile strength and flexibility.
Additionally, surface-modified CFF reinforced PP composite exhibited maximum strength among all the composites studied. Finite element (FE) analysis has also been done to compare the experimental results. Experimental values of Young`s moduli were revealed to be higher than the simulated results, as the FE model was based on certain assumptions. However, both the stress-strain curves are comparable within the elastic limit.

Keywords
Carbon fiber fabric, Polypropylene, Tensile strength, Processing parameters, Finite element analysis.

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