Effect of hygrothermal ageing on the hardness and drilling time of natural fiber composite material

Ritesh R. Bhat, Nanjangud S. Mohan, Shivaksh Rohatgi, Krishnan Subramaniam

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Natural fiber composite (NFC) materials are those composites, which uses cellulose fiber as the reinforcing fiber material. Abundant research is in process to determine the physical and mechanical properties of NFC materials and this paper concentrates on investigating the effect of hygrothermal ageing on the hardness and drilling time of a commercially available wood-plastic composite material. The simultaneous effect of water absorption along with the action of temperature (hygrothermal ageing) affects the mechanical and physical properties of the fiber-reinforced composites (FRC). Various research has proved that such an effect on FRCs reduces its mechanical strength by significant amount. In this experimental work, a commercially available wood-plastic NFC has been used, which claims to be water resistant and has been tested for the hygrothermal effect over a period of 21 days. The method used in the experiment to induce the artificial hygrothermal ageing effect is cold soaking, wherein the sample materials were soaked in water at ambient temperature. The experiment proved that there exists a hygrothermal ageing effect on the selected material, even though it promises to be 100% water resistant. The experiment result showed that the hardness of the material reduced by 18.90% and also the drilling time reduced by 17.36% due to the increase in the softness of the material due to the said effect, apart from the change in dimensions observed in terms of length, breadth and thickness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)813-819
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology
Volume9
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2018

Fingerprint

Natural fibers
Drilling
Aging of materials
Hardness
Composite materials
Cold effects
Fibers
Wood
Physical properties
Plastics
Water
Mechanical properties
Experiments
Water absorption
Strength of materials
Cellulose
Temperature

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Cite this

@article{867e18fd629f4b0ea5907fc6fc088880,
title = "Effect of hygrothermal ageing on the hardness and drilling time of natural fiber composite material",
abstract = "Natural fiber composite (NFC) materials are those composites, which uses cellulose fiber as the reinforcing fiber material. Abundant research is in process to determine the physical and mechanical properties of NFC materials and this paper concentrates on investigating the effect of hygrothermal ageing on the hardness and drilling time of a commercially available wood-plastic composite material. The simultaneous effect of water absorption along with the action of temperature (hygrothermal ageing) affects the mechanical and physical properties of the fiber-reinforced composites (FRC). Various research has proved that such an effect on FRCs reduces its mechanical strength by significant amount. In this experimental work, a commercially available wood-plastic NFC has been used, which claims to be water resistant and has been tested for the hygrothermal effect over a period of 21 days. The method used in the experiment to induce the artificial hygrothermal ageing effect is cold soaking, wherein the sample materials were soaked in water at ambient temperature. The experiment proved that there exists a hygrothermal ageing effect on the selected material, even though it promises to be 100{\%} water resistant. The experiment result showed that the hardness of the material reduced by 18.90{\%} and also the drilling time reduced by 17.36{\%} due to the increase in the softness of the material due to the said effect, apart from the change in dimensions observed in terms of length, breadth and thickness.",
author = "Bhat, {Ritesh R.} and Mohan, {Nanjangud S.} and Shivaksh Rohatgi and Krishnan Subramaniam",
year = "2018",
month = "7",
day = "1",
language = "English",
volume = "9",
pages = "813--819",
journal = "International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology",
issn = "0976-6340",
publisher = "IAEME Publication",
number = "7",

}

Effect of hygrothermal ageing on the hardness and drilling time of natural fiber composite material. / Bhat, Ritesh R.; Mohan, Nanjangud S.; Rohatgi, Shivaksh; Subramaniam, Krishnan.

In: International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology, Vol. 9, No. 7, 01.07.2018, p. 813-819.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Effect of hygrothermal ageing on the hardness and drilling time of natural fiber composite material

AU - Bhat, Ritesh R.

AU - Mohan, Nanjangud S.

AU - Rohatgi, Shivaksh

AU - Subramaniam, Krishnan

PY - 2018/7/1

Y1 - 2018/7/1

N2 - Natural fiber composite (NFC) materials are those composites, which uses cellulose fiber as the reinforcing fiber material. Abundant research is in process to determine the physical and mechanical properties of NFC materials and this paper concentrates on investigating the effect of hygrothermal ageing on the hardness and drilling time of a commercially available wood-plastic composite material. The simultaneous effect of water absorption along with the action of temperature (hygrothermal ageing) affects the mechanical and physical properties of the fiber-reinforced composites (FRC). Various research has proved that such an effect on FRCs reduces its mechanical strength by significant amount. In this experimental work, a commercially available wood-plastic NFC has been used, which claims to be water resistant and has been tested for the hygrothermal effect over a period of 21 days. The method used in the experiment to induce the artificial hygrothermal ageing effect is cold soaking, wherein the sample materials were soaked in water at ambient temperature. The experiment proved that there exists a hygrothermal ageing effect on the selected material, even though it promises to be 100% water resistant. The experiment result showed that the hardness of the material reduced by 18.90% and also the drilling time reduced by 17.36% due to the increase in the softness of the material due to the said effect, apart from the change in dimensions observed in terms of length, breadth and thickness.

AB - Natural fiber composite (NFC) materials are those composites, which uses cellulose fiber as the reinforcing fiber material. Abundant research is in process to determine the physical and mechanical properties of NFC materials and this paper concentrates on investigating the effect of hygrothermal ageing on the hardness and drilling time of a commercially available wood-plastic composite material. The simultaneous effect of water absorption along with the action of temperature (hygrothermal ageing) affects the mechanical and physical properties of the fiber-reinforced composites (FRC). Various research has proved that such an effect on FRCs reduces its mechanical strength by significant amount. In this experimental work, a commercially available wood-plastic NFC has been used, which claims to be water resistant and has been tested for the hygrothermal effect over a period of 21 days. The method used in the experiment to induce the artificial hygrothermal ageing effect is cold soaking, wherein the sample materials were soaked in water at ambient temperature. The experiment proved that there exists a hygrothermal ageing effect on the selected material, even though it promises to be 100% water resistant. The experiment result showed that the hardness of the material reduced by 18.90% and also the drilling time reduced by 17.36% due to the increase in the softness of the material due to the said effect, apart from the change in dimensions observed in terms of length, breadth and thickness.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85050869827&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85050869827&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 9

SP - 813

EP - 819

JO - International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology

JF - International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology

SN - 0976-6340

IS - 7

ER -