Development of Vinyl Ester and Reed Composite Material with Weight Fraction of 10% and Reinforcement at Different Orientations

Q. A. Kazi, Q. B. Jamali, M. T. Bhatti, U. A. Rajput, I. A. Kazi, S. H. Solangi

Abstract


Composite materials have been used to resolve industrial problems. Considerable attention from the industrial side started in the 1960s with the introduction of polymer-based composite materials. Their advantages such as low weight (density), resistance to corrosion, high strength and low maintenance cost made composite materials an attractive substitute to conventional materials. A new composite material was developed with 10% natural fiber at 0o, 90o and 0/90o orientations resulting in ample improvements in the mechanical properties as compared to previous studies. The sample at 0/90o orientation gives the best results with tensile, tensile strength, tensile elongation and Young's Modulus values of 2458.19N, 4594.5MPA, 4.7% and 23.0 respectively


Keywords


composite material; natural fiber; vinyl ester; REED plant

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