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Title: Effect of fiber loading on flexural strength of hybrid sisal/ Hemp-HDPE composites
Authors: Aggarwal L.
Sinha S.
Gupta V.K.
Ahluwalia P.K.
Singh M.
Sharma R.
Published in: Proceedings of AIP Conference
Abstract: The continuing demand for sustainable materials and increasing environmental concerns have led to intense research in the field of natural fiber reinforced composites. Natural fibers are favored over synthetic fibers as reinforcement due to positive environmental benefits such as raw material utilization at source and easy disposable of the biodegradable fiber. In the present work, we have investigated flexural behavior of hybrid natural fiber reinforced HDPE composites. The matrix comprises of 50-50 ratio of virgin and recycled HDPE and the content of fibers (sisal and hemp) in the composite is varied from 10 to 30%. The natural fibers were mercerized with NaOH solution and chemically treated with maleic anhydride. The flexural specimens were prepared by injection moulding process and the testing was conducted in accordance to ASTM D790 standards. It is revealed that the flexural strength of the hybrid composite increases with the increase in fibers content when compared to specimen containing 100% HDPE. © 2015 AIP Publishing LLC.
Citation: Proceedings of AIP Conference , (2015)
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: American Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN: 9780735413054
ISSN: 0094243X
Author Scopus IDs: 57190214568
Author Affiliations: Aggarwal, L., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Punjabi University, Patiala, India
Sinha, S., Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Gupta, V.K., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Punjabi University, Patiala, India
Corresponding Author: Gupta, V.K.; Department of Mechanical Engineering, Punjabi UniversityIndia
Appears in Collections:Conference Publications [CH]

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