MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF BAMBOO REINFORCED EPOXY COMPOSITES WITH DIFFERENT SIZES OF BAMBOO POWDERJournal: International Journal of Engineering Sciences & Research Technology (IJESRT) (Vol.4, No. 9)
Publication Date: 2015-09-30
Authors : R.Sundara Ramam;
Page : 749-755
Keywords : KEYWORDS:Bamboo fibre; Epoxy resin; Tensile strength; Compressive strength.;
Uses of natural fibres as reinforcement have gained the importance in the recent years due to the eco-friendly nature. These natural fibres offer a number of advantages over traditional synthetic fibres. This paper deals with the evaluation of mechanical properties namely, Tensile strength (TS) and Compressive strength (CS) of different sizes of bamboo fibre reinforced with epoxy. Specimens were prepared by hand lay-up technique and are made as per ASTM standards to perform tests. The experimental results reveal that the mechanical properties of the composite material were highly influenced by the fibre volume fraction (fibre loading).
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