Design of Composite I-Beam Section to Prevent Web-Flange Junction Failure and Improving Its Axial Load Carrying Capacity
Mahesh B. Mane1, F B Sayyad2, M I Ansari3

1Mahesh B. Mane, Design Engineering, Dr. D Y Patil School of engineering, Pune, India.
2Dr. F B Sayyad, Mechanical Engineering, Dr. D Y Patil School of engineering, Pune, India.
3Dr. Mohd Imran Ansari, Mechanical Engineering, Dr. D Y Patil School of engineering, Pune, India. 

Manuscript received on October 13, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 24 October, 2019. | Manuscript published on November 10, 2019. | PP: 2373-2380 | Volume-9 Issue-1, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: A3967119119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.A3967.119119
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Abstract: Most of the chemical industries are used with Polyurethane (PU) coated steel sample which is found that some chemical reaction and rusted in acidic bath solution becomes a problem in industry. For such problems composite materials can be of good solution which does not possess any reaction with working fluids (acids in our case). With composites there is complexity of manufacturing and high cost involvement, so as to avoid those simplified approach is used to get Flat plates made of Glass fiber reinforced in epoxy which is best solution for any acidic bath as it possesses high resistance to any reaction with itself. Glass fiber plates are cut into the size of dimension and with the help of adhesives joint the WFJ of I-Beam, there are two different types of adhesives used, araldite 2015 and Hundsman araldite are used. The hundsman araldite is found to get better performance of Web-Flange junction (WFJ) joint. Finite element analysis (FEA) is used to get initial validation and further it’s observed that Hundsman araldite failure strength on the web-flange junction is better. Also, additional cleat used with 4 mm, 12 mm for increasing the Web-Flange junction (WFJ) area to improve the Load carrying capacity of the Beam. The experimental analysis results clearly indicate that the emersion of the reinforced epoxy glass-fiber in the acidic bath solution for a certain period, there is no any reaction formed in the acidic bath and improved the behavior of the specimen. Results from FEA and experimental test have shown good correlations are obtained with improvement of failure strength on WFJ.
Keywords: FEA, Epoxy Glass fiber Composite Material, tensile load, ANSYS.
Scope of the Article: Composite Materials