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Investigation of Coconut Coir Fiber Reinforced Composite Material

Author(s):

Sadish Kumar. R , COIMBATORE INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; R. Thanumani, COIMBATORE INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; M. Vignesh, COIMBATORE INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; P. Vinoth, COIMBATORE INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

Keywords:

Composite, Mechanical Properties, Coir Fiber, Isophthalic Resin, MEKP, SEM

Abstract

The main objective of this project is to assess the mechanical properties and fracture analysis of coir fiber composite. Fiber reinforced (FRPs) have replaced conventional engineering materials in many area, especially in the field of automobiles and household application. With the increasing demand, various modification are being incorporated in the conventional FRPs for specific applications in order to reduce costs and achieve the quality standards. The present research endeavors an attempt to study the effect of natural fillers on the mechanical characteristics of FRPs. Rice husk, Wheat husk, and coconut coir have been used as natural fillers in coconut fiber. The specimen was fabricated with coir fiber at various dimensions of coir fiber length, thickness. Form the final results it was concluded that the coconut powder composite provides good tensile and flexural strength. Isophthalic resin has been used for advance technology to use high strength easily available. Then we use catalysts to react MEKP it can reduce time and quick reaction .In order to efficiently use the fibers and understand the composite properties, the microstructure and mechanical properties of coir fiber are investigated in this study. This chapter discusses the use of coir fiber in composite and the current status of research.

Other Details

Paper ID: IJSRDV6I80024
Published in: Volume : 6, Issue : 8
Publication Date: 01/11/2018
Page(s): 47-51

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