Natural fibers have higher economic impact and miniature in density when compared to glass fibers while making composites. Though the strength of the natural fibers is not as high as glass fibers, these specific properties are comparable. In this work the variation of mechanical and physical properties of epoxy based unidirectional banana-glass fiber reinforced hybrid composites has been studied. The hand Layup method of fabrication was employed in preparing the composite laminates of unidirectional banana-glass fiber. The objective of present work is to evaluate and compare the mechanical properties of laminates such as tensile strength, flexural strength, inter-Laminar shear strength and water absorption properties of different composition of unidirectional Banana and E-glass fabrics. Also to evaluate the density of each laminate and water absorption properties.
Mechanical and physical properties of epoxy based unidirectional banana/glass fiber reinforced hybrid composites
C. H. Naveen Reddy, J. Suresh Kumar, M. Bhargav; Mechanical and physical properties of epoxy based unidirectional banana/glass fiber reinforced hybrid composites. AIP Conf. Proc. 11 January 2019; 2057 (1): 020024. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5085595
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