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Investigation of Mechanical Properties in Polymer Based Composite Material using Fish Scale and Chicken Feather Reinforcement

Author(s):

L. Nirmalraj , JAY SHRIRAM GROUP OF INSTITUTIONS; L. ARUN, JAY SHRIRAM GROUP OF INSTITUTIONS; S. Manikandan, JAY SHRIRAM GROUP OF INSTITUTIONS; N. Manojkumar, JAY SHRIRAM GROUP OF INSTITUTIONS; N. Manikanda Prabhu, JAY SHRIRAM GROUP OF INSTITUTIONS

Keywords:

Composites, Fish Scale, Chicken Feather, Epoxy Resin

Abstract

The renewable products are used for producing valuable and biologically sustainable material. It may reduce the waste and it also challenges the current research and development. In many of the researchers have focused their attention on natural fiber composite. The plant, mineral and animal fibers are called as natural fibers. In this project, we are using animal fibers like fish scales, chicken feathers and etc. The composites are developed by reinforcement of randomly oriented short flakes obtained from fish scales and chicken feathers into epoxy resin. The fabrication setup for composite materials has been developed by using hand layup technique. The fabricated composite specimen has been tested by means of tensile, compression, impact, hardness and water absorption test as per ASTM procedures. The composites have potential applications due to its behavior. It has structural applications and used as low cost housing materials.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV6I20899
Published in: Volume : 6, Issue : 2
Publication Date: 01/05/2018
Page(s): 1500-1505

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