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Title: Effect of Ceramic Fillers on Mechanical Properties of Bamboo Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Composites: A Comparative Study
Authors: Biswas, Sandhyarani
Satapathy, Alok
Patnaik, A
Keywords: Ceramic filler
Epoxy resin
Bamboo fiber
Glass fiber
Mechanical properties
Issue Date: Sep-2010
Citation: 3rd International Conference on Multi-Functional Materials and Structures (MFMS 2010)14-17 September 2010, Jeonju, Korea.
Abstract: In order to obtain the favoured material properties for a particular application, it is important to know how the material performance changes with the filler content under given loading conditions. In this study, a series of bamboo fiber reinforced epoxy composites are fabricated using conventional filler (aluminium oxide (Al2O3) and silicon carbide (SiC) and industrial wastes (red mud and copper slag) particles as filler materials. By incorporating the chosen particulate fillers into the bamboo-fiber reinforced epoxy, synergistic effects, as expected are achieved in the form of modified mechanical properties. Inclusion of fiber in neat epoxy improved the load bearing capacity (tensile strength) and the ability to withstand bending (flexural strength) of the composites. But with the incorporation of particulate fillers, the tensile strengths of the composites are found to be decreasing in most of the cases. Among the particulate filled bamboo-epoxy composites, least value of void cont...
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2080/1300
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