Tensile and Flexural properties of Pineapple leaf Fiber Reinforced Composites Praveena

Tensile and Flexural properties of Pineapple leaf Fiber Reinforced Composites
Praveena.B.A1, Dr.U.N.Kempaiah2

1,Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Yelahanka, Bangalore:560064, Karnataka, India.
2Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, K.R.Circle, Bangalore:560001, Karnataka, India.

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ABSTRACT
An experimental study has been carried out to investigate the tensile and flexural characterization of polymer
hybrid composites made by reinforcing Jute, Pineapple leaf fiber and Glass fiber as 1:1:1 ratio into a epoxy resin. The
fiber content in the composite was varied from 0.18 to 0.42 by volume fraction and the variation of mechanical
properties such as tensile and flexural properties in each case were studied. The tensile strength increased with increase
in fiber content. Further, the Flexural strength of the composite increased with increase in fiber content.
An experimental study has been carried out to investigate the tensile and flexural characterization of polymer
hybrid composites made by reinforcing Jute, Pineapple leaf fiber and Glass fiber as 1:1:1 ratio into a epoxy resin. The
fiber content in the composite was varied from 0.18 to 0.42 by volume fraction and the variation of mechanical
properties such as tensile and flexural properties in each case were studied. The tensile strength increased with increase
in fiber content. Further, the Flexural strength of the composite increased with increase in fiber content.
An experimental study has been carried out to investigate the tensile and flexural characterization of polymer
hybrid composites made by reinforcing Jute, Pineapple leaf fiber and Glass fiber as 1:1:1 ratio into a epoxy resin. The
fiber content in the composite was varied from 0.18 to 0.42 by volume fraction and the variation of mechanical
properties such as tensile and flexural properties in each case were studied. The tensile strength increased with increase
in fiber content. Further, the Flexural strength of the composite increased with increase in fiber content.
An experimental study has been carried out to investigate the tensile and flexural characterization of polymer composites made by reinforcing Pineapple leaf fiber and polyester resin. The fiber content in the composite was varied from 0.15 to 0.30 by volume fraction and the variation of mechanical properties such as tensile and flexural properties in each case were studied. The tensile strength increased with increase in fiber content. Further, the Flexural strength of the composite increased with increase in fiber content.
Keywords: Natural fiber, Polymer Matrix Composites; Tensile Strength & Flexural Strength.