Assessment of Mechanical Properties of Biocomposite Material by using Sawdust and Rice Husk

Prabhat SINGH, Bhagel SINGH
2019 INCAS Bulletin  
This paper presents an experimental study on the development of biocomposite material by using sawdust (SD) and rice husk (RH). The use of composite in the present production has increased dramatically since the 1970's. Traditional material like aluminum, steel, iron and copper etc. may be easily replaced by using this classical biocomposites. The tensile test, hardness and tear resistance test were conducted in a Universal testing machine as per ASTM D638, ASTM D2240 and ASTM D1004 standard,
more » ... M D1004 standard, respectively. Although commercial industries have increasingly been concerned with the low cost, light weight and eco-friendly material, the biocomposite material has also a great potential for reduced production cost and low maintenance which have proven to be a main factor in a push towards recycled biocomposites. In this paper we have fabricated a biocomposite model from materials like sawdust, rice husk. The main reason to use biocomposites is that they are more economical and have high strength to weight ratio compared to glass fibers. Hence fabricated material can be used for various applications.
doi:10.13111/2066-8201.2019.11.3.13 fatcat:dsgeqie2k5g3tmtn5khaqjkj3m