Title: Mechanical properties of Cissus quadrangularis stem fibre reinforced isophthalic polyester composites

Authors: M. Veeranna; D.T. Arunkumar; Vinod; A. Pattanaik; P.S. Raghvendra Rao; G. Sreenivasulu

Addresses: Detroit Engineered Products Pvt. Ltd, Bengaluru, India ' DoME, FET, JAIN University, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India ' DoME, FET, JAIN University, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India ' DoME, FET, JAIN University, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India ' DoME, FET, JAIN University, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India ' DoME, FET, JAIN University, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Abstract: Current research work deals with the mechanical properties of Cissus quadrangularis stem natural fibre (CQSF) with polyester matrix. The fibre was extracted with water and subjected to different pretreatment to remove the wax content from the surface of the fibre and to improve adhesive bonding and strength of the fibre. Fabrication of the natural fibre reinforced composites (NFRCs) with polyester matrix was prepared, followed by mechanical performance of NFRCs composites. The result shows improved mechanical properties with increase in CQSF content up 25 wt%. Further morphological analysis was done on the fractured surfaces of composites with scanning electron microscopes.

Keywords: Cissus quadrangularis stem natural fibre; CQSF; natural fibre reinforced composites; NFRCs; polyester.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMPT.2021.115215

International Journal of Materials and Product Technology, 2021 Vol.62 No.1/2/3, pp.96 - 110

Received: 05 Jan 2020
Accepted: 02 Oct 2020

Published online: 14 May 2021 *

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