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Title: Effect of chemical treatment on mechanical behavior of banana fiber reinforced polymer composites
Authors: Komal U.K.
Verma V.
Aswani T.
Verma N.
Singh, Inderdeep
Meka S.R.
Chaudhari G.P.
Published in: Materials Today: Proceedings
2017 International conference on Advances in Materials and Processing: Challenges and Opportunities, AMPCO 2017
Abstract: Composite materials have gained popularity in various high-performance applications such as aerospace and automotive industry. The rising concern about the environmental issues and the need for more versatile composite materials have led to an increase in research interest regarding advanced composite materials using natural fibers as reinforcement. The objective of the present research endeavor is to investigate the effect of chemical treatment on the mechanical properties of Banana fiber (BF) reinforced polypropylene (PP) composites. Thermal properties of treated and untreated fibers have been examined using thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA). Composites incorporating Banana fiber (10, 20 and 30% w: w) treated with NaOH (5% w: v) aqueous solution were developed. The extrusion-injection molding technique was used to fabricate the composite specimens. The mechanical properties of developed composites have been investigated and compared. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) analysis of tensile tested specimens has been carried out to investigate the fracture behavior of the developed composites. A significant improvement in mechanical properties revealed that the developed composites have great potential to be used in numerous engineering applications. © 2018 Elsevier Ltd.
Citation: Materials Today: Proceedings (2018), 5(9): 16983-16989
URI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2018.04.102
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/26541
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Keywords: Banana fiber
Chemical treatment
Composites
Thermo-gravimetric analysis
ISSN: 22147853
Author Scopus IDs: 57203532146
57225360450
57204356222
57204353318
56375560400
Author Affiliations: Komal, U.K., Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, 247667, India
Verma, V., Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, 247667, India
Aswani, T., Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, 247667, India
Verma, N., Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, 247667, India
Singh, I., Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, 247667, India
Corresponding Author: Komal, U.K.; Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, India; email: ukk88.dme2014@iitr.ac.in
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