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Enhancing Mechanical Properties of Epoxy Resin Composites Through Nano-titanium-coated Hemp Fiber Reinforcement: A Response Surface Methodology Study

Tholkapiyan Muniyandi, Eugenia Naranjo, Miguel Escobar, Lidia Castro Cepeda, Freddy Ajila, Ravinaik Banoth and Parkunam Nagaraj

Abstract

Due to the significant depletion of natural resources, materials collected from the environment are currently prioritized for use. The emphasis of this study is on reinforcing epoxy resin using nano-titanium-coated natural fiber. Polymer composites were created by combining hemp fibers and a suitable quantity of nano TiO2 (Titanium dioxide). Following composite production, standard-sized specimens were prepared for testing of mechanical properties. The tensile strength (TS) test results showed that S8 composites were superior. The flexural strength (FS) test results were best for the S7 composite. The S8 composite was found to be superior in energy absorption. In order to determine the optimal composite composition, the impacts of nano-TiO2 and fiber on mechanical properties were studied using response surface methodology (RSM). The composite characteristics were studied using a central composite design. Predictions of composite strength were made using a polynomial model of the second order. An extremely high R2 score indicates that a quadratic model of regression provides the best fit for the composite. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to look at how hemp fiber and nano-TiO2 affected the experiment. The experiments shown that the quality of the two-layer natural hemp fiber with 4 wt.% of titanium. Manufactured natural fiber reinforced polymer nanocomposites find use in many industries, from transportation and aircraft to sports and construction to consumer goods.

Published on: October 11, 2023
doi: 10.17756/nwj.2023-s3-058
Citation: Muniyandi T, Naranjo E, Escobar M, Cepeda LC, Ajila F, et al. 2023. Enhancing Mechanical Properties of Epoxy Resin Composites Through Nano-titanium-coated Hemp Fiber Reinforcement: A Response Surface Methodology Study. NanoWorld J 9(S3): S309-S316.

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