Processing, Characterisation and Mechanical Behaviour of Rice Husk Filled Jute Epoxy Hybrid Composite

Nayak, Pritish Kumar (2018) Processing, Characterisation and Mechanical Behaviour of Rice Husk Filled Jute Epoxy Hybrid Composite. MTech thesis.

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Abstract

This work depicts the mechanical properties of a new class of multi-phase composites consisting of epoxy as resin reinforced with jute fibre and filled with Rice husk particulates.Natural fibres from agricultural products and wastes are finding their importance in the polymer
manufacturing due to many advantages such as their light weight, low cost and being eco-friendly.India is the largest producer of jute fibre and second largest in rice husk. Rice husk. Natural fibres combine technological, economic and ecological aspects. The rice husk used as filler material in this work was prepared from rice huller and taken with 90, 180, 270 microns, through sieve analysis. Rice husk fillers are taken with 5wt%, 10wt% and 15wt%. Jute fibres are used in the bidirectional woven mat form. The composites prepared by hand lay-up method. Experiments are carried out to detect the effect of filler loading on the physical and mechanical behaviour of composites. It is seen that the incorporation of rice husk modifies the density,compression strength and damping behaviour of jute-epoxy composites. Also,the voids in the composite arean influencing factor on the mechanical properties.

Item Type:Thesis (MTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Rice husk; Woven mat jute fibre polymer matrix composite.
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Mechanical Engineering > Machine Design
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:9706
Deposited By:IR Staff BPCL
Deposited On:11 Feb 2019 16:23
Last Modified:11 Feb 2019 16:23
Supervisor(s):Biswas, Sandhyarani

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