Investigation of the Mechanical Properties of Natural Fiber Reinforced Composites of Morinda Citrifolia with Epoxy and Bisphenol Resin
V. Jaiganesh1, R. Ravi Raja Malarvannan2, G. Manikandan3, S.Krishnamoorthi4

1V. Jaiganesh, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mangalam College of Engineering, Kotayam (Kerala), India.
2R. Ravi Raja Malarvannan, Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Saveetha Engineering College, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
3G. Manikandan, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Madha Institute of Engineering and Technology, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
4S. Krishnamoorthi, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chennai Institute of Technology, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 19 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 05 June 2019 | Manuscript Published on 15 June 2019 | PP: 111-116 | Volume-8 Issue-1S2 May 2019 | Retrieval Number: A00230581S219/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: The application of natural fibre is increasing day by day since they are eco-friendly. The natural fibre-reinforced composites have in many advantages like lightweight, renewable, biodegradable, and cheap and eco- friendly. There is a need to investigate the potential of natural fibre composites, where can be used in highly demanding situations. An attempt has been made in explore the possible use of a variety of wild grown fibres in nature in the development of new composites for load carrying structures. The natural fibers have been abundantly available in the world. It has unique properties compared to synthetic fibre and reduces the plastic usage. This article reports the extraction process of natural fibers, characterization of natural fibre-reinforced composites. Reinforcement of natural fibers like Moninda citrifolia made with epoxy and bisphenol resin. The investigation of the natural fiber composites was carried out by means of FTIR (Fourier Transform Infra-Red Spectroscopy), SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) and the mechanical properties like tensile, flexural, compression and hardness properties of the composites without chemically treated fibers were reported.
Keywords: Natural Fibers, Epoxy and Bisphenol Resin, Mechanical properties, FTIR, SEM.
Scope of the Article: Mechanical Design