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Comparative study on the mechanical properties of banana and sisal woven rovings polyester composites

A. Faizur Rahman (A), B. Giriraj (B) , A. P. Arun (C), B. Sanjay Gandhi (A)

(A) Department of Mechanical Engineering, CSI College of Engineering, 643215 Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, India.
(B) Department of Mechanical Engineering, PSG College of Technology, 641004
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
(C) Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kumaraguru College of Technology, 641006, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.

Carbon – Science and Technology 6/2 (2014) 364 – 372.

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Keywords: Polymer composite, Polyester composite, banana and sisal woven rovings, mechanical properties

Abstract: Natural fiber polymer composites are widely used in many applications. Banana and sisal woven rovings reinforced polyester composites were manufactured by hand lay-up technique. The woven rovings were modified chemically by alkali treatment to enhance the mechanical properties. Tensile strength, flexural strength and impact strength were evaluated for 5 %, 10 %, 15 % and 20 % volume fractions of both woven rovings. The results of banana and sisal woven rovings composites were compared and it indicated that sisal woven rovings with higher volume fractions reveals better mechanical strength.

 

 


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