Development and Mechanical Characterization of Palmyra Fruit Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Composites

Authors(3) :-M. Venkateswarlu, M. Ashok Kumar, M. Nagakiran

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.

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 : 2017-12-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 40-44
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET162211
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

Cite This Article :

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
URL : http://ijsrset.com/IJSRSET162211

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