Mechanical Behaviour of Palm Fiber (Palmyra Spout) – Basalt Fiber – Hybrid Composites
D. Prabu1, A. Giriprasath2, V. Prasanna3, G. Mohanakrishnan4, S. Viknesh5
1D. Prabu*, Faculty-Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sri Sai Ram Engineering College, Chennai.
2Giriprasath, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Engineering College, Puducherry, India. V. Prasanna, UG Student- Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sri Sai Ram Engineering College, Chennai
3G. Mohanakrishnan, UG Student- Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sri Sai Ram Engineering College, Chennai
5S. Viknesh,UG Student- Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sri Sai Ram Engineering College, Chennai.
Manuscript received on October 15, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 24 October, 2019. | Manuscript published on November 10, 2019. | PP: 1064-1070 | Volume-9 Issue-1, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: A4231119119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.A4231.119119
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Abstract: In general the natural fibers are taken out from the sources of animals and plants. In recent days the natural fibers play an important role in engineering applications like automotive, aerospace and marine industries due to abundant availability, less in cost and zero percentage environment harmless in nature. In this paper the investigation of various mechanical properties of hybrid reinforced composite (Palm fiber Basalt S-glass fiber) is been done on the fabricated samples. The different mechanical property includes tensile, hardness and impact tests etc… The fabrication comprises three layers of Palm and Basalt fibers outer laminated by two layers of S-glass fibers using injection molding method. From the various testing and investigation against the test sample it is been concluded that the fibers in the hybrid set took a major role in determining the important mechanical properties. Thus the fibers present in the hybrid composite increases the strength, stiffness and weight ratio of the composite materials. The various forms and structural analysis of the hybrid composite material are processed by using scanning electron microscope for attaining the better results and application basis.
Keywords: Natural Palm and Basalt fibers, Glass fibers, Composite Fabrication, Injection Moulding, Mechanical properties.
Scope of the Article: Composite Materials