Effect of Fiber Orientation on Tensile and Flexural Properties of Ramie Fiber Composite
Sachudhanandan. S1, N. Lakshmanaswamy2

1Sachudhanandan.S*, Mechanical Department, Bangalore University, India.
2Dr .N. Lakshmanaswamy, Mechanical Department, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India.
Manuscript received on September 22, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on October 20, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 30, 2019. | PP: 1728-1732 | Volume-9 Issue-1, October 2019 | Retrieval Number: F8982088619/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.F8982.109119
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Abstract: This current effort appraised the effect of fiber alignment on mechanical possessions of ramie fiber reinforced epoxy composites. In this study ramie fiber is used by means of reinforcement which treated with NaOH solution for improving the attachment strength among fiber and resin by eliminating moisture substances. Models of dissimilar alignments of ramie fiber reinforced composites remained made-up by hand – layup process and studied their mechanical possessions like tensile power and flexural power. The effort of this investigational study devises remained approved out to determine the mechanical properties. The results of this study indicate the orientation 0o/0o shows the enhanced mechanical properties compare to 0o/90o, 45o/-45o and 0o/45o/-45o/90o. It remained projected that the usage 0o/0o orientation of ramie fiber composite as the alternates for artificial fiber in the development of the automobile body and engineering structure.
Keywords: Epoxy resin, Fiber orientation, hand – layup, ramie fiber.