2D woven/ 3D orthogonal Woven Non-crimp E-glass Fabric as Reinforcement in Epoxy Composites using Vacuum Assisted Resin Infusion Molding

Nayak, Suhas Y and Shenoy, Srinivas H and Ramakrishna, V S and Bharadwaj, Kapil B and Pokharna, Harsh Mukut and Ananthakrishnan, R S (2017) 2D woven/ 3D orthogonal Woven Non-crimp E-glass Fabric as Reinforcement in Epoxy Composites using Vacuum Assisted Resin Infusion Molding. Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics, 12 (2). pp. 12-19. ISSN 1558-9250

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Abstract

E-glass/Epoxy composites were fabricated using Vacuum Assisted Resin Infusion Moulding (VARIM) in fiber weight fractions of 40%, 45%, 50% and 55 percent. E-glass fiber in the form of 2D plain woven fabric of 320 gsm and 3D orthogonal woven non-crimp fabric with 1830 gsm were considered for reinforcement. Mechanical properties including tensile strength, flexural strength, impact strength and inter-laminar shear strength (ILSS) of both the composites were evaluated and compared to explore the possibility of 3D fabric as an alternative over the plain weave fabric. Improvement in mechanical properties was seen with increase in fiber content in both the composites. Results support the view that 3D orthogonal weave fabric can be used in lieu of plain weave fabric as it exhibited improved mechanical properties. Morphological studies were used to analyze the fracture mechanisms

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2D Plain woven fabric, 3D orthogonal woven non-crimp fabric, Epoxy, VARIM, Mechanical properties.
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Mechanical and Manufacturing
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2017 05:59
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2017 05:59
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/149000

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