Influence of bio-filler on the mechanical properties of glass/nylon fibre reinforced epoxy based hybrid composites

Suhas Yeshwant Nayak, Srinivas Shenoy Heckadka, Anil Baby, Rashmi Samant, K. Rajath Shenoy

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Abstract

Studies on bio-fillers addition to polymer composites is gaining momentum as it is an effective substitute for core reinforcements, leading to cost reduction in manufacturing composites and enhanced composite performance. The present study utilizes plain E-glass and nylon fibre woven mats as reinforcements with treated broiler egg shell as a filler for developing the composites. Composite laminates were fabricated with varying filler contents. Composites were characterized for tensile, flexural and impact strength. Scanning electron microscopy was carried out to observe the fibre matrix interactions. Results showed a decline in tensile and flexural properties mainly due to weak interfacial bonding while an improvement in resistance to impact loading was observed in Glass Fibre (GF), Nylon Fibre(NF) and Hybrid Composites (HC) with the addition of filler material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)631-639
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Mathematics

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