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Effect of Stacking Sequence and Hybridization on Mechanical Properties of Jute-Glass Fiber Composites

Volume 12, Number 3, May 2016 - Paper 3  - pp. 229-239

S.NALLUSAMY1 and GAUTAM MAJUMDAR2

1Dean, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute University, Chennai, 600095, Tamilnadu, INDIA.
2Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata-32, INDIA.

(Received on December 17, 2015; Revised on March 31, 2016)

Abstract:

By nature, Hybridization of inorganic and organic materials leads to the physical and chemical state of new compound or composite. Based on this concept, this article has structured two different hybrid composites prepared experimentally. The investigation taken up on hybridization describes the tribological properties of fiber based hybrid composite achieved by the combination of natural jute and glass fibers reinforced composite for application in underground pipelines and marine applications based on the mechanical properties required. The aim of this investigation is to evaluate the properties of these hybrids and compare their properties through different experimental techniques. The properties of the prepared hybrid composite are experimentally calculated by various testing like tensile, impact, flexural and hardness according to ASTM standards. The effects of the varying slurry concentration and surface impact velocity at different exposure times on the erosion behavior of the composites have been carried out. The microstructures of the tested specimens have been performed through scanning electron microscope for fracture mode analysis. The experimental results were obtained from the basis of their potential structural applications and the tribological tests help in finding their different applications. The results clearly indicates that the hybrid to has more value in all the properties than hybrid 1.

 

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