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Banana Fruit Stem Fiber Reinforced with Polyester Composites on Mechanical Properties

Authors(3) :-M. Venkateswarlu, M. Ashok Kumar, M. Nagakiran

This research article presents polymer composites reinforced with Banana stem fruit fiber (BFF) to assess the mechanical properties. The fibers used in the research are treated with NaOH solution gain the advantage over the neat polyester. Fiber was loaded with 2,3,4,5, and 6 wt.% for both the composites. Composites are prepared with the help of hand layup technique and the glass moulds are prepared to provide castings for composites. Banana fiber was treated with NaOH (10%) solution for about 45 minutes. Tensile strength, modulus and flexural strength and modulus were estimated for both treated and untreated composites. It was noticed that treated composites are good candidates for effective improvement of the performance. In SEM analysis reveals the improved/ decreased performance of treated and untreated composites.
M. Venkateswarlu, M. Ashok Kumar, M. Nagakiran
Banana fruit fiber (BFF), Polyester, Composite, Mechanical Properties, SEM
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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) : 105-110
Manuscript Number : IJSRST16221
Publisher : Technoscience Academy
PRINT ISSN : 2395-6011
ONLINE ISSN : 2395-602X
Cite This Article :
M. Venkateswarlu, M. Ashok Kumar, M. Nagakiran, "Banana Fruit Stem Fiber Reinforced with Polyester Composites on Mechanical Properties", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp.105-110, January-February-2016
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