Experimental Investigation and Analysis a Mechanical Properties of Hybrid Polymer Composite Plates

  IJETT-book-cover  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)          
  
© 2014 by IJETT Journal
Volume-9 Number-8                          
Year of Publication : 2014
Authors : R.Sakthivel , D.Rajendran
  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V9P278

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R.Sakthivel , D.Rajendran. "Experimental Investigation and Analysis a Mechanical Properties of Hybrid Polymer Composite Plates", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V9(8),407-414 March 2014. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group

Abstract

The hybrids composite has emerged and have the potential reinforcement material for composites and thus gain attraction by many researchers. This is mainly due to their applicable benefits have they offer low density, low cost, renewable, biodegradability and environmentally harmless and also comparable mechanical properties with synthetic fiber composites. In the project natural fiber and glass hybrid composites were fabricated by using epoxy resin combination of hand lay-up method and cold press method. Specimen was cut from the fabricated laminate according to the ASTM standard for different experiments for tensile test, flexural text, and impact test. A significant improvement in tensile strength was indicated by the woven fiber glass hybrid composites. In this hybrid composite laminates banana-glass-banana (BGB) and glass-banana-glass (GBG) exhibit higher mechanical properties due to chemical treatment to natural fibers. So, the hybrid composite material shows the highest mechanical properties. This High performance hybrid composite material has extensive engineering applications such as transport industry, aeronautics, naval, automotive industries.

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Keywords
Hybrid composites, mechanical properties, epoxy, hand layup.