Characterization & Abrasive Wear Behavior of Bio-fiber Based Carbon Black Reinforced Epoxy Composites

Mohapatra, Lopamudra (2018) Characterization & Abrasive Wear Behavior of Bio-fiber Based Carbon Black Reinforced Epoxy Composites. MTech thesis.

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Abstract

Recently there has been a great interest in the industrial applications of composites devel- oped from natural fibers, bio or industrial waste.Over the last century the production of Carbon black is very expensive, which is produced by incomplete combustion of oil feed stocks. Now a days among the various carbonaceous materials, the agricultural waste prod- ucts make the good sources of raw materials for the production of CB. This CB is produced by the pyrolysis of coal, wood, coconut shell, oil palm shell, jute, banana, bamboo and other lignocellulosic biomass based materials because they are carbonaceous in nature and rich in organic materials. Such agricultural by products are usually inexpensive, for which the effective utilization has been desired. Present work is an attempt to synthesize composites using a bio waste material i.e. wood apple shell. Composites with 5, 10 , 15 and 20 wt percentage wood apple shell particulate reinforced epoxy composites have been synthesized using Hand layup technique.And also an effect has been made to develop new CB polymer composite using waste wood apple shell CB particles as reinforcement and to study its abra- sive wear behavior. Mechanical and tribological properties have been investigated in detail. Considerable increase in tensile strength and youngs modulus was noticed with increase in filler content. Composites were found to be more resistant to abrasion. Flexural strength was found to be quite high in comparison to epoxy.

Item Type:Thesis (MTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Composites; Mechanical properties; tribological properties; Wood apple; Car- bon black.
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Mechanical Engineering > Mechatronics
Engineering and Technology > Mechanical Engineering > Production Engineering
Engineering and Technology > Mechanical Engineering > Machine Design
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:10026
Deposited By:IR Staff BPCL
Deposited On:01 Aug 2019 11:28
Last Modified:01 Aug 2019 11:28
Supervisor(s):Acharya, Samir Kumar

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