EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF COCONUT COIR FIBER & WHEAT STRAW COMPOSITE MATERIALJournal: International Journal of Engineering Sciences & Research Technology (IJESRT) (Vol.8, No. 5)
Publication Date: 2019-05-30
Authors : Deepak Singh Rathore; K. K. Jain;
Page : 114-123
Keywords : Composite; Coconut Coir; Wheat straw; Tensile Strength; Bending Strength; Impact Energy;
The abundant availability and accessibility of natural fibers are the major reasons for an emerging new interest in sustainable technology. Natural fibers, as reinforcement, have recently attracted the attention of researchers because of their advantages over other established materials. With low cost, high specific mechanical properties, natural fiber signifies a worthy renewable and biodegradable substitute to the most common synthetic reinforcement i.e. glass fiber. There are numerous potential natural resources in India. Most grows from the forest and agriculture. The presented work in this thesis includes an experimental analysis of mechanical properties of Hybrid composite. Starting with a study and followed by their properties, production process and refinement, finalized with experimental measurements of mechanical properties of the final compositions. Hybrid composites were prepared using coconut & wheat straw fibers of different weight ratios, works led to interesting results – created composites outrun pure coconut & wheat straw fibers. Mechanical properties i.e. tensile strength, Impact energy & bending strength. The test result shows, the composite made by 50%-50% weight fraction of coconut coir & wheat straw fiber has been shown best impact strength 47.27 N/mm2 as compare to other constitutes of coconut coir & wheat straw fibers. The constitute 70% coconut-30% wheat straw have good tensile strength 108.7 MPa & bending strength 19.80MPa & their density is also less than coconut fibers. These composites can be used in various purposes.
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