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Fabrication and Testing of Mechanical Properties of Glass Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Composites


Syed Arifuddin , PDA College of Engineering; Prof. Bharat. S. Kodli, PDA College of Engineering


Glass Fiber, Epoxy polymer, Universal Testing Machine (UTM), Hand layup method, ASTM Test Procedure


Now a day’s composites are important class of materials which are available to mankind. So studies of these composites are played a very important role in engineering, material science, metallurgy and solid mechanics applications. The fiber reinforced polymer composites are more widely used in the automotive industry, aeronautical industry and finds many other industrial applications due to their benefits like low cost, noise control, low weight and ease of processing. Glass fiber reinforced polymer composites are one of the most widely used composite materials. Glass Fiber composites are considered to have potential use as a reinforcing material in epoxy polymer based composites because of their good strength, stiffness etc., in present study, mechanical properties for glass fiber composites were evaluated. Here, Glass fiber is the fiber reinforcement and epoxy polymer as a matrix material. Composites were prepared through hand layup technique. Each of the composite plate has a different volume fraction. These composite plates were cut into tensile specimens as per ASTM D3039 and compression specimens as per ASTM D3410 through water jet cutting then subjected to tensile testing and compression testing. Mechanical test i.e. tensile test and compression were performed on UTM and the results are reported. The result showed compressive and tensile strength of glass fiber reinforced epoxy polymer composites and presented the conclusion.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I60512
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 6
Publication Date: 01/09/2017
Page(s): 1180-1183

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