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Fabrication and Investigation of Mechanical Properties Hemp Fiber Rienforced Polyester Composites

Authors(3) :-T. N. V. Ashok Kumar, J.Subash Kumar, J.Vijay Kumar

Hemp naturally grows in the Asian is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant species that is grown especially for the industrial purposes of its derived products. It is used for a range of commercial products are including paper, clothing, insulation, biodegradable plastics, textiles, paint, biofuel, animal feed, and food. The main aimed of this work is to fabricate and investigate mechanical properties of hemp natural fiber reinforced polyester composites. The fibers were treated with 10% of NaOH, for 2-3 hours under constant stirring and permit for a day at room temperature and then dried in open air for 3-4 days. The chemical treatment is used to increase the tensile strength and removes the moisture content from the fibers. Test mechanical properties such as Impact strength, Flexural properties (Flexural strength, Flexural modulus) and Tensile properties (tensile strength, tensile modulus) when subjected to varying weights of fiber (0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2 grams) were determined.
T. N. V. Ashok Kumar, J.Subash Kumar, J.Vijay Kumar
Fiber Length, Tensile Strength, Flexural Strength, Impact Strength, Hemp Fiber, Polyester Composite.
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Publication Details
  Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 3 | March-April 2017
  Date of Publication : 2017-04-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 24-28
Manuscript Number : IJSRST17336
Publisher : Technoscience Academy
PRINT ISSN : 2395-6011
ONLINE ISSN : 2395-602X
Cite This Article :
T. N. V. Ashok Kumar, J.Subash Kumar, J.Vijay Kumar, "Fabrication and Investigation of Mechanical Properties Hemp Fiber Rienforced Polyester Composites", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp.24-28, March-April-2017
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