Characterization of Carbon Fiber / Epoxy Composites with Different Fiber Parametric Quantity

Authors(3) :-V. Nikil Murthy, Dr. B. Anjaneya Prasad, Dr. M. Ashok Kumar

Aircrafts and cars are made of composites to lighten their weight. Glass fiber reinforced composites due to their high specific strength and specific stiffness have become attractive structural materials. Room temperature cured epoxy was impregnated with Carbon fiber in order to synthesis composites. Carbon fiber is taken in the 3, 5, 7 % weight in order to suspend on epoxy resin with different fiber lengths such as 1, 2, and 3 cm. The variations of mechanical and thermal properties on Carbon fiber-epoxy composites with different fiber lengths have been studied. Thermal properties such as TGA and DSC are studied to investigate the influence of change in fiber length on Carbon fiber-epoxy composites. Significant improvement in tensile and flexural strengths of Carbon fiber-epoxy composites has been observed by the different lengths of the fiber. The results that by taking epoxy 95 % and carbon fiber 5 % as constant with different fiber lengths were increased the mechanical and thermal properties compared with different fiber content in weight percentage. The lengths of the fiber are influenced on the improvement of tensile, flexural, and morphology properties.

Authors and Affiliations

V. Nikil Murthy
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, MVSR Engineering College , Nadergul, Hyderabad, Rangareddy Dist., Telangana, India
Dr. B. Anjaneya Prasad
Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, DE in JNTUH, Kukadpally, Hyderabad, India
Dr. M. Ashok Kumar
Professor, Mechanical Department, Dr. K. V. Subba Reddy Institute of Technology, Kurnool, A.P., India

Carbon fiber/Epoxy, Flexural Test, Tensile test, Tensile Modulus, Thermo Gravimetric Analysis (TGA), Differential Scanning Calorimetric (DSC), Scanning Electron microscope (SEM).

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 1 | Issue 4 | September-October 2015
Date of Publication : 2015-10-25
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 49-58
Manuscript Number : IJSRST151330
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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V. Nikil Murthy, Dr. B. Anjaneya Prasad, Dr. M. Ashok Kumar, " Characterization of Carbon Fiber / Epoxy Composites with Different Fiber Parametric Quantity, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp.49-58, September-October-2015. Available at doi : 10.32628/IJSRST151330
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