Author : Ali Tariq, Mohamad
Engineering and Technology Journal,
2011, Volume 29, Issue 1, Pages 129-140
This research focuses on the preparation of polymer matrix composite
material by (hand lay – UP) method, where the material was prepared from
unsaturated polyester resin (up) as a matrix reinforced by natural jute fiber with
different volume fractions (3%, 4%, 5%, 6%).The experimental work and finite
element techniques were used to analysis the tensile and the buckling analysis of
the composite beam reinforced by natural jute fiber at different volume fraction.
The results of experimental work of the modulus of elasticity were in the
range of the theoretical results. The critical load increased with increase the fiber
volume fraction that ( cr P =610N) at ( f V = 3%) and ( cr P =830N) at ( f V =6 %) for
the experimental results.While ( cr P =619N) at ( f V = 3%) and ( cr P =877N) at
( f V =6 %) for the finite element results.