Mechanical Characterization of Areca husk-Coir fiber reinforced hybrid Composites

Padmaraj, N H and Keni, Laxmikanth and Chethan, K N and Shetty, Mayur (2018) Mechanical Characterization of Areca husk-Coir fiber reinforced hybrid Composites. Materials Today: Proceedings, 5 (1). pp. 1292-1297. ISSN 2214-7853

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Bio fiber based composite materials are gaining interest in the field of certain engineering applications because of their easy processing, low cost, low density and higher strength to weight ratio. In the present study, randomly oriented short Areca Husk and Coir fibers were reinforced with unsaturated polyester resin for the fabrication of composites. The fibers were pretreated with sodium hydroxide to enhance the interphase bonding between the fibers and matrix material. Specimens were prepared and tested for tensile strength, flexural, hardness and impact strength as per respective ASTM standards. The results revealed that individual areca husk fiber reinforced specimens shows improved performance in all properties over coir fiber reinforced specimens. However the hybrid composite specimens test results shows average values as compared to individual fiber reinforced composites.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Areca husk fiber; Tensile strength; Fiber Treatment; Alkali; Compression moulding
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Aeronautical and Automobile
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2018 10:46
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2018 10:46

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