Erosive Wear Behavior of Pomegranate Peel Reinforced Epoxy Composite

Shamim, Kausar (2015) Erosive Wear Behavior of Pomegranate Peel Reinforced Epoxy Composite. BTech thesis.



Over many years, polymers have emerged as a standout amongst the most key components in our daily life. One such polymer which is very common is Epoxy resins. Nowadays, natural filler and fiber materials have taken over synthetic filler materials as reinforcement in polymer materials such as Epoxy to improve its durability and toughness. These filler materials are environment friendly, present abundantly, renewable and cost effective because of which they find their place in most of today's composite materials. The fibers and their weight percentages are to be considered during the preparation of the composite materials. Previously, many research efforts have been put to study the effectiveness of natural fibers on the erosive wear behavior of epoxy composites. The present study is done to know about the erosive wear behavior of pomegranate peel reinforced epoxy composites. The composites were prepared with 5%, 10%, 15%, 20% weight percent fraction of pomegranate peel by using Hand Lay up technique. The cutting of the composite materials was done according to the ASTM standards for different experiments. The samples were ten tested for their erosive wear properties at three different velocities i.e. 48 m/s, 70 m/s and 82 m/s obtained at 1 bar, 2 bar and 3 bar pressures respectively.

Item Type:Thesis (BTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Erosive, Pomegranate peel, Epoxy composite, Hand Lay-Up technique. Natural filler.
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Mechanical Engineering > Machine Design
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:7530
Deposited By:Mr. Sanat Kumar Behera
Deposited On:12 May 2016 16:33
Last Modified:12 May 2016 16:33
Supervisor(s):Acharya, S K

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