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Design and Fabrication of Bio Composite Helmet

Author(s):

S. Mohankumar , Kongunadu College of Engineering &Technology; J. Jeganprabhakar, Kongunadu College of Engineering &Technology; B. Kalaiyarasan, Kongunadu College of Engineering &Technology; K. Kavin kumar , Kongunadu College of Engineering &Technology; P. Natarajan, Kongunadu College of Engineering &Technology

Keywords:

Bio Composite, Epoxy LY-556 Resin, Natural Fibres, Hardener HY-951

Abstract

Recently, bio composite materials are synthesized using natural cellulose fibers as reinforcements together with matrix, which have attracted the attention of researchers due to their low density with high specific mechanical strengths, availability, renewability, degradable and being environmental friendly. The present work attempts to make an improvement in the current existing helmet manufacturing methodology and materials used to have better mechanical properties as well as to enhance the compatibility between fibers and the matrix. The bio-composite are prepared with the unsaturated polyester matrix and fibers such as jute, sisal, coconut, areca and banana using hand lay-up method with appropriate proportions to result in helmet shell structure. The fabricated helmet is planned to evaluate its mechanical properties such as Impact Strength and Compression Strength.

Other Details

Paper ID: IJSRDV6I10878
Published in: Volume : 6, Issue : 1
Publication Date: 01/04/2018
Page(s): 1262-1263

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