Characterization of Hybrid FRP Composite with Hydrothermal Exposure Under Varied Ambient Conditions

Panigrahi, Ajit (2009) Characterization of Hybrid FRP Composite with Hydrothermal Exposure Under Varied Ambient Conditions. BTech thesis.



The present experimental study aims at assessing the effect of moisture and temperature on the mechanical properties of hybrid FRP composites. Samples of several Carbon-Glass-Epoxy hybrids were manufactured using hand layup method where the stacking of plies was alternate and the weight fraction of fibre and matrix was kept at 50%-50%. Specimens were cut from the fabricated laminate according to the ASTM D 2344-84(1989) standards. Some of these specimens were kept in the As-Cured condition so as to obtain the base properties. Rest specimens were then subjected to hydrothermal environment at temperature of 600C for 24,48,72,96,120 hours. These specimens were divided into groups of five. One group was subjected to cryogenic conditions at -400C for 2 hours and the other group was subjected to elevated temperature at 500C for 2 hours. These treated samples were then subjected to short beam shear test or 3 point bend test. The ILSS (shear strength) values were then compared with the base values of as cured specimen. Differential scanning calorimetry was done to find the Tg variation. SEM analysis was done to ascertain the mode of failure.

Item Type:Thesis (BTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:hybrid composite, hydrothermal treatment, moisture absorption ,ILSS,Glass transition temperature,SEM analysis,modes of failure theory
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Metallurgical and Materials Science > Composites > FRP
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
ID Code:1054
Deposited By:Ajit Panigrahi
Deposited On:15 May 2009 10:59
Last Modified:15 May 2009 10:59
Supervisor(s):Mohanty, U K

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