Mechanical Properties of Banana Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites

Ramadan Mohmmed, Hasabo Ahmed, Mohammed Kheiry, Rabaa Hassan, Suliman Mohammed, Tarig Siddig
2017 International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Science   unpublished
Natural fibers have been widely used in different engineering fields. Mechanical properties of banana fibers play a wide range in deciding their applicability in various industrial and engineering fields like furniture, papers and automobile. This work are fabricating the banana fiber reinforced epoxy composite. In order to evaluate the external damage resulting under static loading (three point bending-tensile) tests using product computerized Universal Testing Machine, Model (WDW-100).The
more » ... -displacement curves were obtained to characterize the failure mechanisms of the specimens. The failure modes were studied, it was observed that the specimens beard high load in tensile test more than 3-point bending, the sudden crack due to brittleness of the specimens and air bubbles between fiber and matrix that due to faults in manufacture process.