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Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Epoxy Based Hybrid Composites Reinforced with Ragi/sugar cane Fibres


U.Mahaboob basha

1 Assistant professor in Department of Mechanical engineering Pvkk institute of technology Anantapuramu, Andhrapradesh-515001, India.


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Received: July 12, 2015,   Accepted: September 18, 2015,   Published:


Abstract:

In the current work epoxy resin is chosen as matrix, treated Sacharum offinarum ( SugarCane) fiber, filler millet(Ragi) filler is chosen as reinforcement. Room temperature cured Epoxy System filled with Sacharum offinarum fiber and filler millet (Ragi) filler is synthesised by mechanical shear mixer, then kept in a Ultra sonic Solicitor for better dispersion of filler millet (Ragi) filler in the matrix. Different weights of modified filler millet(Ragi) filler (1,2,3,4,5 gm wt) has been incorporated into the Epoxy matrix in order to study the variation of Mechanical and Thermal properties. Mechanical properties like Flexural strength, Tensile strength and impact strength of the micro hybrid composite are studied by UTM (Universal Testing Machine). Thermal properties of micro hybrid composites are studied using Thermo Gravimetric Analysis (TGA) and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC).


Keywords: Treated Sacharum offinarum, filler millet(Ragi).


Citation:

U.Mahaboob basha. Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Epoxy Based Hybrid Composites Reinforced with Ragi/sugar cane Fibres. J. of Advancement in Engineering and Technology. V3I3. DOI: 10.15297/JAET.V3I3.05


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© 2015 U.Mahaboob basha. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


      
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