• Mechanical and electrical performance of Roystonea regia/glass fibre reinforced epoxy hybrid composites

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      Roystonea regia natural fibre; glass fibre; epoxy; hybrid composites; mechanical properties; electrical properties.

    • Abstract


      The present paper investigates mechanical and electrical properties of Roystonea regia/glass fibre reinforced epoxy hybrid composites. Five varieties of hybrid composites have been prepared by varying the glass fibre loading. Roystonea regia (royal palm), a natural fibre was collected from the foliage of locally available royal palm tree through the process of water retting and mechanical extraction. Roystonea regia, 𝐸-glass short fibres were used together as reinforcement in epoxy matrix to form hybrid composites. It has been observed that tensile, flexural, impact and hardness properties of hybrid composites considerably increased with increase in glass fibre loading. But electrical conductivity and dielectric constant values decreased with increase in glass fibre content in the hybrid composites at all frequencies. Scanning electron microscopy of fractured hybrid composites has been carried out to study the fibre matrix adhesion.

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      Govardhan Goud1 R N Rao1

      1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Warangal 506 004, India
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  • Bulletin of Materials Science | News

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