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Title: Mechanical, thermal, and water absorption properties of wheat straw/bagasse-reinforced epoxy blended composites
Authors: Mittal V.
Sinha, Shishir N.
Published in: Advances in Polymer Technology
Abstract: This study is to investigate the mechanical, thermal, and water absorption properties of wheat straw and bagasse fiber-reinforced epoxy blended composites. To enhance these properties, wheat straw fiber was blended with bagasse fiber. The wheat straw and bagasse fibers were prepared with various weight ratios (80/20, 60/40, 40/60, and 20/80) and then incorporated into the epoxy matrix by molding technique to form composites. The mechanical, thermal, and water absorption characteristics were examined using blended composite samples. In this research, it has been observed that increases in the bagasse fiber content in wheat straw/epoxy composites result in superior the mechanical, thermal, and decreasing the moisture absorption property. A scanning electron microscope was used to observe the fracture surface of the samples. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Citation: Advances in Polymer Technology (2018), 37(7): 2497-2503
URI: https://doi.org/10.1002/adv.21924
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/2496
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Inc.
Keywords: bagasse fiber
mechanical properties
SEM
thermal properties
wheat straw fiber
ISSN: 7306679
Author Scopus IDs: 56763557200
7403739121
Author Affiliations: Mittal, V., Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India
Sinha, S., Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India
Funding Details: I very gratefully acknowledge the Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD), New Delhi, for providing him a fellowship for this research work. We thank the Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT, Roorkee, for providing laboratory and chemical facilities for this research work.
Corresponding Author: Mittal, V.; Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeIndia; email: vrn.mttl1@gmail.com
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