Development and Characterisation of Banana and E-Glass Fiber Reinforced With Isophthalic Resin Based Composites
A.K. Arun Raja1, K. Arun Vasantha Geethan2, G. Tamilarasan3, S.J. Shanoffer4, S. Rathish5
1Mr. A. K. Arun Raja*, Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department Joseph’s Institute of Technology, OMR, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
2Dr. K. Arun Vasantha Geethan, Professor and the Head Of Department of Mechanical Engineering St. Joseph’s Institute of Technology, OMR, Chennai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
3Mr. G. Tamilarasan, B. E. degree in mechanical engineering in St. Joseph’s Institute of Technology, OMR, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
4Mr. S. J. Shanoffer, B. E. degree in mechanical engineering in St. Joseph’s Institute of Technology, OMR, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
5Mr. S. Rathish, B. E. degree in mechanical engineering St. Joseph’s Institute of Technology, OMR, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Manuscript received on September 10, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on September 25, 2020. | Manuscript published on October 30, 2020. | PP: 129-133 | Volume-10 Issue-1, October 2020. | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijeat.A17521010120 | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.A1752.1010120
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Abstract: Natural fibers can have different advantages over synthetic reinforcing fibers as they are renewable .Thus the natural fibers have been used to reinforce materials in many composites structures Among the various fibers banana fibers are used because of Its light weight properties and it is locally available in all over India and Tamilnadu. Banana fibers obtained from the stem of the plant and it is a lingo cellulosic under exploited bast fibers, where E-glass being a synthetic fiber so the properties of Banana fabric reinforced composite has been compared with E-glass fabric based composites. Here the banana fabric matte is being separately treated with the caustic soda (NAOH)solution in water by the process of mercerization , both the fabric matte reinforced in isophthalic resin and filler chalk powder by 2% weight added , in order to compare their properties under various experiments such as TENSILE , HARDNESS , IMPACT , SEM and the FIRE RETENTION TEST.
Keywords: Banana fiber, E-glass fiber, Isophthalic, Mercerization