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Preparation and Evaluation of Polyester Hybrid Composites Reinforced with Carbon Fibre/ Wollastonite Fibers

Authors(2) :-M. Venkateswarlu, M. Ashok Kumar

In the present study the authors focused on the performance of injection molded short wollastonite fiber and chopped carbon fiber reinforced hybrid polyester composites. The results showed that hybridization of carbon fiber and wollastonite was in congruence to polyester and fibre composite system. Effect of fibre length, fibre orientation in matrix and analysis and fracture surface was undertaken. The mechanical properties of injection molded, chopped carbon fibre/wollastonite/polyester hybrid composites have been investigated by considering the effect of hybridization by these two fillers. It was observed that the tensile, flexural, and impact properties of the filled polyester were higher than those of unfilled polyester. The effect of filler on polyester matrix subjected to the tensile strength and modulus was studied with the help of rule of mixture. The actual results are marginally low compared to the values obtained by the rule of hybrid mixtures.
M. Venkateswarlu, M. Ashok Kumar
Hybrid fibers, wollastonite fiber, carbon fiber, mechanical properties
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Publication Details
  Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 1 | January-February 2016
  Date of Publication : 2016-03-05
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 111-118
Manuscript Number : IJSRST162130
Publisher : Technoscience Academy
PRINT ISSN : 2395-6011
ONLINE ISSN : 2395-602X
Cite This Article :
M. Venkateswarlu, M. Ashok Kumar, "Preparation and Evaluation of Polyester Hybrid Composites Reinforced with Carbon Fibre/ Wollastonite Fibers ", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp.111-118, January-February-2016
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