Paper number 1064
|PHYSICO - MECHANICAL CHARACTERISATION OF JUTE FIBRE COMPOSITES WITH THERMOSET RESIN|
Prakash Yadav, Ajay K. Nema, Anurag Nema & S.K.Nema
Macromolecular Research Centre
R.D.University, Jabalpur - 482 001, India
|Summary||Several useful composite materials have been developed with natural fibre and plastic matrix and their commercial viability has been established for adding value to abundant and cheap natural resources. Macromolecular Research Centre, Jabalpur, India has recently developed jute fibre reinforced thermoset plastic composite wherein the matrix resin consists of resol type phenolic resin (PR) and bifuntional epoxy resin (EP) condensate. The laminates of jute fibre and PR-EP condensate were prepared by hot press moulding technique and the jute fibre weight fraction in these composites was varied from 0.4 to 0.8. The mechanical properties of selected ten jute fibre (PR-EP) condensate composites are reported for parameters like ultimate tensile strength, elongation, tensile modulus and flexural strength and modulus. The water uptake behavior of these composites was examined by constructing water absorption isotherm, and water diffusion coefficient and water absorption (24 h soak test) were determined.
||Keywords|| lignocellulose, thermoset, jute fibre, hassion cloth, phenolic, epoxy, prepreg.
Theme : Natural Composites ; Others
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