Studies on mechanical behavior of surface modified sisal fibre - Epoxy composites

Padmavathi, T and Naidu, SV and Rao, RMVGK (2012) Studies on mechanical behavior of surface modified sisal fibre - Epoxy composites. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 31 (8). pp. 519-532. ISSN 0731-6844

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    Studies were carried out on sisal-epoxy composites prepared with different fibre weight fractions (precisely determined by a novel thermogravimetric analyser technique) containing optimally treated (18% NaOH) sisal fibres, using an improvised fabrication approach. An enhancement of 110% in the optimally treated fibre tensile property resulted in improvement of composite mechanical properties (compression, tensile, interlaminar shear stress and energy absorption) ranging between 18% and 158%. A novel fibre treatment effectiveness parameter was introduced, to quantify the translation efficiency of the enhanced fibre tensile property into the composite tensile property. Scanning electron microscopic analysis of fractured composite specimens are also presented and discussed.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to M/s. SAGE Publications
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Alkali-treated sisal fibres;Sisal/epoxy composites; Mechanical properties;SEM analysis;Fibre treatment effectiveness parameter
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aeronautics (General)
    CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Composite Materials
    Division/Department: CSMST, Other, Fibre Reinforced Plastics Division
    Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
    Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2012 11:51
    Last Modified: 13 Jun 2012 16:28

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