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Special Issue 2016  ( Sep, 2016 )
Paper Title
Effect Of Fiber Length On Tensile Characteristics Of Untreated Natural Areca Sheath FRP Green Composites
Author Name
Chethan M. R., S. G. Gopala Krishna
Research Scholar, Principal and Research Supervisor, Research and Development Centre, Department of of Mechanical Engineering, Nagarjuna College of Engineering and Technology, Bengaluru-562164, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi-590018, Karnataka, India
The interest and development in natural fiber materials over synthetic fiber is growing rapidly due to economical, eco friendly, renewable, Bio degradable and abduantly available. The present study aims in learning of tensile properties of untreated natural areca sheath fiber reinforced polymer matrix green composite (UNASFRPMGC). The reinforcement is natural areca fibers, which are extracted from areca sheath. The composites are prepared by using hand layup technique and are characterized with respect to mechanical properties tensile strength, tensile modulus. The results obtained for both the test were observed and compared with different fiber length to perceive the change in strength. The experimental results are validated by finite element method (FEA) through ANSYS software package. Keywords- Areca Sheath Green, Composite, Fiber Length, Natural Fiber.
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