Development and testing of Pine Apple and Glass Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Hybrid Composites
T Chaya Devi1, Y V Mohan Reddy2, H Raghavendra Rao3, P Venkateshwar Reddy4

1T. Chayadevi, PG Student, Dept. of ME, G Pulla Reddy Engineering College, Kurnool, India.
2Y. V. Mohan Reddy, Dept. of ME, G Pulla Reddy Engineering College, Kurnool, India.
3H. Raghavendra Rao, Dept. of ME, G Pulla Reddy Engineering College, Kurnool, India.
4P. Venkateshwar Reddy, Dept. of ME, G Pulla Reddy Engineering College, Kurnool, India.

Manuscript received on 5 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 11 August 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 2450-2453 | Volume-8 Issue-3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: C4692098319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C4692.098319
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Abstract: Usage of Natural Fiber Composites (NFC) is increased rapidly due to the bio degradability nature of the fibers. These natural fibers are mixed with synthetic fibers to obtain better mechanical properties. In this study, pine apple and glass fiber reinforced epoxy composites are developed and their mechanical properties were evaluated. Composites were prepared by varying the fibers content and by using hand layup process with glass moulds of size 160 x 160 x 3 mm3. The obtained laminates were sliced as per the ASTM criterion to test the properties. Higher glass fiber content in the composite specimen obtained higher mechanical properties. The composites can be utilized for the purpose of manufacturing components like doors panels, desks, roof tops etc.
Keywords: Pine Apple Fiber, Glass Fiber, Epoxy, Hybrid Composites, Mechanical properties.

Scope of the Article:
Mechanical Design