• Investigation on effect of fibre hybridization and orientation on mechanical behaviour of natural fibre epoxy composite

• # Fulltext

https://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/boms/040/04/0773-0782

• # Keywords

Neem fibre; abaca fibre; hybrid composite; hand layup process; mechanical properties; morphological analysis.

• # Abstract

Nowadays bio fibre composites play a vital role by replacing conventional materials used in automotive andaerospace industries owing to their high strength to weight ratio, biodegradability and ease of production. This paper aimsto find the effect of fibre hybridization and orientation on mechanical behaviour of composite fabricated with neem, abacafibres and epoxy resin. Here, three varieties of composites are fabricated namely, composite 1 which consists of abaca fibreand glass fibre, composite 2, which consists of neem fibre and glass fibre, whereas composite 3 consists of abaca, neem fibresand glass fibres. In all the above three varieties, fibres are arranged in three types of orientations namely, horizontal (type I),vertical (type II) and 45$^{\circ}$ inclination (type III). The result shows that composites made up of abaca and neem fibres withinclined orientation (45$^{\circ}$) have better mechanical properties when compared with other types of composites. In addition, morphological analysis is carried out using scanning electron microscope to know the fibre distribution, fibre pull out, fibre breakage and crack propagation on tested composites.

• # Author Affiliations

1. Department of Production Technology, M.I.T. Campus—Anna University, Chromepet, Chennai 600 044, India
2. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sri Sairam Engineering College, Chennai 600 044, India

• # Bulletin of Materials Science

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