• A Shadrach Jeya Sekaran

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    • Evaluation on mechanical properties of woven aloevera and sisal fibre hybrid reinforced epoxy composites

      A Shadrach Jeya Sekaran K Palani Kumar K Pitchandi

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      Natural fibres as reinforcement in polymer composite for making low-cost materials are growing day by day. Researcher’s main attention is to apply appropriate technology to utilize these natural fibres as effectively and economically as possible to produce good quality fibre-reinforced polymer composites for various engineering applications. In this research, the experiments of tensile, flexural and impact tests were carried out for woven aloevera and sisal fibre hybrid-reinforced epoxy composites. The hand layup method of fabrication was employed in preparing the composites. The surface morphology of the composites was examined through scanning electron microscope. Due to the low-density and high-specific properties of sisal fibre composites, it offer cost savings when compared with synthetic fibres. Hence it has very good implications in the automotive and transportation industry.

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