Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2019, Volume: 12, Issue: 9, Pages: 1-6
R. Ramamoorthi*, R. Soundararajan and R. Jeyakumar
*Author for correpondence
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore − 641008, Tamil Nadu, India.
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Objective: To identify a natural fiber and secondary filler and manufacture the hybrid natural fiber composite. To investigated the mechanical characteristics of the manufactured composite laminate. Methodology: The natural fibers and secondary fillers are reinforced into matrix and compression molding machine is used for manufacturing the composite. Finding: It is identified that the mechanical characteristics of the composite laminates are enhanced by the incorporation of natural fillers. The outcome of experimental measurements revealed that 6 wt% cashew nut shell dust filler reinforced composite laminates exhibited the highest improvement in the measured mechanical properties as compared to the other combinations. Applications: The attained mechanical properties are compared with other unfilled composite laminate manufactured under same process steps. The eco-friendly composite acquired can be utilized in the zone of plastics in the perception of viable growth.
Keywords: Cashew Nut Shell Dust Filler, Epoxy, Hybrid Composite, Natural Fiber, Polymer Composite
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