Mechanical Properties of Multi Layer Plain Weave and 3-D Glass Fabric Epoxy Composites

Nayak, Suhas Y and Shenoy, Srinivas H and Rao, Sathish U and Narang, Karan and Pant, Kirti Vardhan (2015) Mechanical Properties of Multi Layer Plain Weave and 3-D Glass Fabric Epoxy Composites. International Journal of Composite Materials, 5 (2). pp. 30-36.

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Abstract

Glass fibre reinforced epoxy composites using plain weave fabric and 3D non-crimp fabric are fabricated in four different (40, 45, 50 and 55%) fibre weight fractions and their mechanical properties such as flexural strength, tensile strength, impact strength, inter laminar shear strength (ILSS) are evaluated and compared. Hand lay-up method is followed to fabricate the composite panels. Experiments suggest that the optimum fibre content is around 45% and 55% for composites prepared with plain weave fabric and 3D fabric respectively. For plain weave composite a reduction in mechanical properties is observed beyond 45% fibre content signifying the influence of fibre content and fabrication technique on the strength and performance of composites. It is seen that 3D fabric epoxy composites are stronger and exhibit higher strength with increasing fibre content

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Plain weave fabric, 3D fabric, Hand layup, Epoxy composites, Mechanical characterization
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Mechanical and Manufacturing
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2015 11:19
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2015 11:19
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143442

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