Effect of hybridization on mechanical Characteristics of hemp,bamboo and jute reinforced epoxy bio composites

Year : 2024 | Volume :12 | Issue : 03 | Page : 81-91
By

Manjeet Chahar *

Rajneesh Kumar

  1. Research Scholar Department of mechanical engineering Haryana India
  2. Associate Professor Department of mechanical engineering Haryana India

Abstract

In the present study, hemp, jute and bamboo fibres have been reinforced with epoxy resin to develop several bio-composites (hemp/epoxy, jute/epoxy, bamboo/epoxy, hemp/jute/epoxy, hemp, bamboo, epoxy and hemp/jute/bamboo/epoxy). Their mechanical characteristics (impact strength, flexural strength, and tensile strength) have been evaluated by conducting standardized ASTM tests on the fabricated bio-composite specimens. Among these, the hybrid epoxy composite reinforced with hemp, jute, and bamboo fibers has exhibited superior tensile and impact strengths, reaching 56.37 MPa and 10.91 KJ/m2, respectively. Notably, the hemp/epoxy bio composite demonstrated the greatest flexural strength, achieving 156.78 MPa, followed by the hemp/jute/bamboo/epoxy hybrid composite, which has a flexural strength of 145.56 MPa. The findings of this study reveal that all developed fiber-reinforced composites possess mechanical characteristics that surpass those of pure epoxy resin, indicating their potential for advanced material applications. This research contributes to the growing body of knowledge on sustainable material engineering and highlights the viability of these bio-composites as eco-friendly alternatives in various industries.

Keywords: Natural fibres, Hybridization, Bio-composites, Mechanical characteristics, NFRCs

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Volume 12
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Received March 14, 2024
Accepted March 27, 2024
Published April 11, 2024