Mechanical Characterization with Morphological Analysis of Dry Flower Waste Bio Filler Reinforced Epoxy Composite
Deshmukh Deepak1, M. Chandrasekaran2, V.Santhanam3
1Deshmukh Deepak, Research Scholar,Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies, Chennai, India.
2M.Chandrasekaran*, Professor and Director, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies, Chennai, India.
3V.Santhanam, Professor and Head, Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai, India.

Manuscript received on November 11, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 23, 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 November, 2019. | PP: 4497-4501 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D8421118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D8421.118419

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Abstract: Dry flower waste powder is incorporated in the Epoxy resin matrix to study the effect of the bio filler in Epoxy composites. Composite Specimens were prepared by using different volume fractions (0.4, 0.8, 0.12, 0.16, 0.20 v/v) of Dry flower waste bio powder in the Epoxy resin by hand layup method. Experiments were conducted to evaluate the mechanical properties such as Tensile Properties, Flexural properties and Impact strength of the epoxy composite. The results indicated that the bio filler had significant influence on the tensile and flexural modulus whereas tensile and flexural strength and impact strength of the composite are not significantly affected by the addition of the filler. Better mechanical properties were obtained at 12% v/v of Dry flower waste bio powder. Morphological properties were examined using the SEM images of tensile fractured specimen.
Keywords: Bio Filler, Dry Flower Waste Bio Filler, Mechanical Properties, Morphological Analysis, Polymer Composite.
Scope of the Article: Mechanical Design.