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Development and Mechanical Characterization of Palmyra Fruit Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Composites


M. Venkateswarlu, M. Ashok Kumar, M. Nagakiran
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In recent years, lingo cellulosic fibers are increasingly used as reinforcements in many thermoset and thermoplastic matrices for the production of low-cost and lightweight materials. Composites of Palmyra fruit fiber and epoxy have been prepared with various fiber volume fractions and tested. It is observed that with increase in fiber content there is considerable increase in strength. Similarly composites of different fiber weight fractions were prepared and epoxy as matrix material. Water absorption tests were performed to assess their performances. With the increase of fiber size water absorption capability of composites were increased due to the hydrophilic nature of fibers.

M. Venkateswarlu, M. Ashok Kumar, M. Nagakiran

Palmyra Fruit Fiber, Epoxy, Composites, Strength, Water Absorption

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 2 | March-April - 2016
Date of Publication Print ISSN Online ISSN
2016-04-25 2395-1990 2394-4099
Page(s) Manuscript Number   Publisher
40-44 IJSRSET162211   Technoscience Academy

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M. Venkateswarlu, M. Ashok Kumar, M. Nagakiran, "Development and Mechanical Characterization of Palmyra Fruit Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Composites", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp.40-44, March-April-2016.
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