Preparation and characterization of alkali treated Grewia serrulata short fiber composites

Mahesha, G T and Shenoy, Satisha B and Kini, Vijaya M and Bhat, Subrahmanya K and Abhiram, P (2014) Preparation and characterization of alkali treated Grewia serrulata short fiber composites. In: National Conference on Advances in Aerial/Road Vehicle and its applications, 18th and 19th july 2014, MIT, Manipal.

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Abstract

partially bio-degradable composites were prepared using fibers extracted from Grewia Serrulata plant with unsaturated polyester resin. Fibers were cut into lengths of 10 mm and 20 mm and were subjected to alkali pre treatment. The hand lay-up technique was used for the fabrication of the composites. Tensile strength and flexural strength of the specimens cut were tested following the respective ASTM standards. It is found that the mechanical properties of natural fiber reinforced unsaturated polyester composites are higher than Unsaturated polyester resin. It is proposed that such natural fiber reinforced composites can be used for many of the real life applications

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Grewia Serrulata, Poly Ester, Hand lay-up, Tensile modulus, flexural modulus.
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Aeronautical and Automobile
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2015 05:27
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2015 05:27
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141678

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