Title: Study on mechanical properties of fabricated hybrid natural fibre polymeric composites

Authors: Rajendra Kumar; Ravi Pratap Singh; Ravinder Kataria

Addresses: Mechanical Engineering Department, Government Polytechnic, Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh, India ' Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, Punjab, India ' School of Mechanical Engineering, Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, Punjab, India

Abstract: In the current work, an effort has been made to fabricate the natural fibre hybrid polymeric composites using two natural fibres, i.e., shisham wood powder, and rice husk. The injection moulding process is employed to fabricate the different three polymer composites by varying the and fibre size, and fibre weight %. These three fabricated composites have been named as; hybrid-filler polypropylene composites which are separately containing wood powder and talc, rice husk powder and talc, and a mixture of wood powder, rice husk powder and talc. These fabricated specimens are further tested for their tensile, flexural, and impact properties. The experimental results have revealed that the fabricated polymeric composites can successfully be employed to produce stable and strong hybrid polymeric composites for their further industrial applications. The microstructure study of the tested samples has also been undertaken to study the behaviour of the material.

Keywords: composites; husk; hybrid; microstructure; moulding; natural fibres; rice husk; wood.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMPT.2020.108490

International Journal of Materials and Product Technology, 2020 Vol.60 No.1, pp.73 - 91

Accepted: 05 Mar 2020
Published online: 14 Jul 2020 *

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