Influence of Sawdust Bio-filler on the Tensile, Flexural, and Impact Properties of Mangifera Indica Leaf Stalk Fibre Reinforced Polyester Composites

Shenoy, Srinivas H and Nayak, Suhas Y and Gouthaman, P V and Talwar, Abhishek and Ravishankar, V A and Thomas, Linto George and Mathur, Ankur (2017) Influence of Sawdust Bio-filler on the Tensile, Flexural, and Impact Properties of Mangifera Indica Leaf Stalk Fibre Reinforced Polyester Composites. In: International Conference on Research in Mechanical Engineering Sciences, 21/12/2017, MIT, Manipal.

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Abstract

The need to have biodegradable composites is aloft in today’s market as they are environment friendly and are also easy to fabricate. In this study, mangifera indica leaf stalk fibres were used as reinforcement along with saw dust as bio-filler material. Unsaturated isophthalic polyester resin was used as the matrix. The fibres were treated with 6 % vol. NaOH and neutralized with 3 % vol. of dilute HCl. Treatment of sawdust fillers was done by using 2% vol. NaOH solution. Hand layup method and compression moulding technique was used to fabricate the composite laminates. Specimens for evaluating the mechanical properties were prepared by using water jet machining. The results indicated an increase in tensile, flexural and impact strength of composites with addition of sawdust upto 3%. Further addition of the bio-filler resulted in decrease of mechanical properties.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mangifera indica leaf stalk fibre, Sawdust, Polyester, Handlayup, Compression Moulding, Mechanical Properties
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Mechanical and Manufacturing
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2018 10:57
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2018 10:57
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/150563

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