A study on mechanical behavior of surface modified jute fiber reinforced epoxy composites

Yadav, Ritlal Kumar (2013) A study on mechanical behavior of surface modified jute fiber reinforced epoxy composites. BTech thesis.



Composites are materials consisting of two or more chemically distinct constituents on a macro scale having a distinct interface separating them and having bulk behavior which is considerably different from any of the constituents. In current age natural fiber is more delightful material because of its many advantages such as low density, nontoxic, nonabrasive, radially available in nature and is cost effective. A lot of work has been done in this particular area all over the world over the use of natural fibers as reinforcement for preparing different varieties of composites. Due to incompatibility between polymer and fiber it is more to likely form unwanted substances during processing and the poor resistance to moisture, reduce the use of the natural fibers as reinforcements in polymer. To this end, an attempt has been made to study the effects of chemical treatment on mechanical behavior of jute fiber reinforced epoxy composites. Composites are fabricated using simple hand lay-up technique. It has been observed that there is a significant effect of surface treatment of fiber on the mechanical behavior of composites. Finally, the morphology of fractured surfaces is examined using scanning electron microscopy (SEM).

Item Type:Thesis (BTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:jute fiber;epoxy resin;hardener;hardness test;tensile test;flexural test; inter-laminar shear strength.
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Mechanical Engineering > Production Engineering
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:4635
Deposited By:Hemanta Biswal
Deposited On:22 Oct 2013 16:42
Last Modified:20 Dec 2013 10:45
Supervisor(s):Biswas, S

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