Development and Characterization of Hybrid Composite using Pineapple and Glass Fibers

Chiranth S C, Vidya Vikas Institute of Engineering Technology, Mysuru
2020 International Journal of Engineering Research and  
The trend of using natural reinforcement has benefited the researchers in improving especially the mechanical properties, at the same time; it has helped also in reducing the cost, better bio-degradability, natural look to the component being prepared. The present research article describes the work carried out on natural fiberpineapple fiber in combination with -E Glass fabrics with two different aerial densities (200 & 400 gm) being reinforced with epoxya thermosetting resin to form hybrid at
more » ... n to form hybrid at different material composition. The laminates made out of hybrid composites were fabricated by hand layup technique. The mechanical characterization of these hybrids reveals that the strength in tensile, impact and shear mode for P-G-E composite with E-Glass fabric of 200 gsm aerial density has increased. However, in three-point bend and indentation modes, the P-G-E hybrid with E-Glass fiber of 400 gsm aerial density showed the highest flexural strength as well as hardness. Scanning electron microscopic images of failed samples under tensile loading were taken to highlight the fracturedareas.
doi:10.17577/ijertv9is070296 fatcat:b5r343askbbyxiek4c2ycmxpau