Mechanical Behavior of Polymer Resin Composites Reinforced with Banana Fiber
V. S. Jagadale1, S. N. Padhi2
1Mr. V. S. Jagadale, Research Scholar, Dept. of Mechanical Engg., Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Vaddeswaram (A.P.) India.
2Dr. S. N. Padhi, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Vaddeswaram (A.P.) India.

Manuscript received on November 15, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 28, 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 November, 2019. | PP: 8827-8830 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D9461118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D9461.118419

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Abstract: The present work investigates the tensile and flexural strength of natural banana fiber composites. Natural fibers have incontrovertible advantages over synthetic reinforcing materials such as non-toxicity, low density, low cost, comparable durability, and limited waste disposal issues. Banana fiber reinforced composites are being prepared in the current experiment and the strength properties of these composites have been evaluated. Using the hand lay-up process, the composite specimens with variable fiber lengths were prepared and pressed at room temperature. Mechanical testing such as tensile, flexural are applied to the specimens. Analysis of the scanning electron microscope (SEM) is performed to examine fiber matrix interfaces and to analyze the fractured surface structure.
Keywords: Composite, Mechanical Properties, Banana Fiber, SEM.
Scope of the Article: Properties and Mechanics of Concrete.