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      Woven; natural fibres; hybrid; tensile; flexural; impact.

    • Abstract


      The go-green concept results in multipoint focus towards materials made from nature; easily decomposable and recyclable polymeric materials and their composites along with natural fibres ignited the manufacturing sectors to go for higher altitudes in engineering industries. This is due to the health hazard and environmental problems faced in manufacturing and disposal of synthetic fibres. This study was undertaken to analyse the suitability of new natural fibre as an alternative reinforcement for composite materials. In this paper, tensile, flexural and impact test is made for the woven alovera and kenaf (AK), sisal and kenaf (SK), alovera, sisal and kenaf fibre hybrid epoxy composites (ASK). The composite laminates are made through a hand-layup process. The surface analysis is studied through scanning electron microscopy. From the investigation the SK hybrid composite shows good tensile property, AK hybrid composite shows better flexural property and the best impact strength is observed for ASK hybrid composite. The natural fibres slowly replace the synthetic fibres from its environmental impact, marching towards a revolution in engineering materials.

    • Author Affiliations



      1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sri Sai Ram Institute of Technology, Chennai 600 044, India
      2. Department of Mechanical Engineering, St. Peter’s College of Engineering and Technology, Anna University, Chennai 600 054, India
      3. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Chennai 602 117, India
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