Significance of Tungsten Carbide Filler Reinforcement on Ultimate Tensile Strength of Basalt Fiber Epoxy Composites
Kalmeshwar Ullegaddi1, Shivarudraiah2, Mahesha C R3

1Kalmeshwar Ullegaddi, Research Scholar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UVCE, Bangalore, India.
2Dr. Shivarudraiah, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UVCE, Bangalore, India.
3Dr. Mahesha C R, Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Dr. AIT, Bangalore, India.

Manuscript received on 06 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 12 August 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 7913-7916 | Volume-8 Issue-3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: C6617098319/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C6617.098319

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Abstract: Basalt Fiber Reinforced polymer composite has the best green reinforced alternative to synthetic fibers. It is having an excellent mechanical properties compared to synthetic fibers. Twill weave woven basalt fabric used to manufacture the laminates using Hand layup method preceded with vacuum bag pressure method to obtain the series of unfilled and filled tungsten carbide filler (0-8%) materials into basalt epoxy composites. In this study, tensile strength and percentage of elongation of laminated structure carried out using computerized universal testing equipment. Among these laminates, the basalt fiber reinforced with 6% of tungsten carbide filler shows better strength properties than the other combination of laminates. The incorporation of tungsten carbide fillers in epoxy composites could provide a synergism in terms of improving tensile properties and percentage of elongation.
Keywords: Basalt Fiber, Tungsten Carbide, Ultimate Tensile Strength, and Vaccum Pressure Method.

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