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Mechanical Characterization of Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Composite: Ziziphus oenoplia Fiber

P. Arunkumar , S.R. Surender, G. Suganya Priyadharshini, M. Makeshkumar, M. Sasi Kumar, R. Sanjiv and B. Balachander


The recent developments in Polymer Matrix Composites (PMC) are enormous to enhance the mechanical attributes and to overcome the challenges incurred during the fabrication process. Furthermore, natural fibers are getting great attention in fabrication of PMC composites due to their sustainability and green manufacturing process. However, synthetic fiber material used in PMC composite causes environmental pollution and its material cost is high. In this study, natural fiber of Ziziphus oenoplia is utilized for the fabrication of PMC using Hand Lay-up process. For Fiber Reinforced Polymer composite materials, it can also be employed as an alternate reinforcement method. The composition of epoxy and Z. oenoplia fiber in wt% are varied as 70:30, 60:40, and 50:50. Z. oenoplia fiber reinforced polymer composite mechanical parameters like tensile strength, flexural load, and impact energy are measured. It is found that the maximum mechanical properties such as tensile strength (10.31 MPa), flexural load (1.11 kN), and impact energy (4 Joules) are obtained at composition of 60:40 in wt%.

Published on: May 10, 2023
doi: 10.17756/nwj.2023-s1-102
Citation: Arunkumar P, Surender SR, Priyadharshini GS, Makeshkumar M, Kumar MS, et al. 2023. Mechanical Characterization of Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Composite: Ziziphus oenoplia Fiber. NanoWorld J 9(S1): S529-S533.

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