Effect of Natural Fibers on Mechanical Properties of Polymer Composites
Engineering and Technology Journal,
2018, Volume 36, Issue 10A, Pages 1059-1067
AbstractThe mechanical behavior of coconut shell (CS) particulate epoxy composites was concentrated on keeping in mind the end goal to create designing materials for modern application. Minute of the support with various weight portions (5, 10, 15, 20 and 25) wt%. Epoxy and composite materials were prepared by hand lay-up molding. The physical properties are thermal conductivity while the mechanical properties were hardness, tensile properties, impact properties, and flexural strength. The resulting composites of thermal conductivity 0.1005 W∕ m.c° that is lower than pure epoxy and commonplace materials utilized for home-structures. As for the mechanical properties, composite materials with (Epoxy+25%CS) has the maximum hardness of (76.6) shore D, The ultimate tensile strength of 33.42MPa was obtained from (Epoxy+25%CS), while the elongation at fracture with addition in filler concentration of 1.50 % was obtained from (Epoxy+25%CS) is lower than other composites. The highest impact strength, fracture toughness was 80J∕m2, 12.87 MPa.m-1/2 respectively. Flexural strength & shear stress of the composite materials with addition in reinforcement content at 5wt % &10wt% (39, 40.5)Mpa & (1.95,2.03)Mpa respectively while is other composites.
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