Fabrication and testing of glass/banana hybridized epoxy mono composite leaf spring under static loading

Srinivas Shenoy Heckadka, Suhas Yeshwant Nayak, Navaneeth Krishna Vernekar

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Abstract

This study makes use of E glass fiber and Banana fiber woven mats for the development of the hybrid composite mono leaf spring. Six composite laminates for selecting the optimum stack sequence were fabricated, four hybrids and two standalone using epoxy as matrix. From the flexural tests, two hybrid combinations were selected for fabricating the mono leaf spring. Among the hybrid composites, the one with three layers of glass fabric on the outside displayed maximum bending strength of 99.6 MPa. Composite mono leaf spring with three layers of glass fabric on the outside exhibited lower deflection when compared to conventional leaf spring. Results indicate that mono composite leaf spring has the potential to be used as an alternative to conventional leaf spring with continual research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Materials and Engineering Materials VII
EditorsPeng Sheng Wei
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages432-437
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783035713718
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event7th International Conference on Advanced Materials and Engineering Materials, ICAMEM 2018 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 17-05-201818-05-2018

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
Volume777 KEM
ISSN (Print)1013-9826
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9795

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Advanced Materials and Engineering Materials, ICAMEM 2018
CountryThailand
CityBangkok
Period17-05-1818-05-18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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