Investigation on effect of varying weight percentage of glass fiber and filler on the properties of glass fiber-cement-polyester composites

Phaneesh Shettigar, Manjunath Shettar, Rao U. Sathish, C. S.Suhas Kowshik, M. C. Gowrishankar

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Abstract

In this research, the results of different weight percentage of glass fiber (30, 40 & 50), cement (0, 3 & 6) and polyester resin (70, 60 & 50), on the properties of glass fiber-cement-polyester composites are investigated. The specimens are prepared by hand lay-up technique. All the specimens are tested for tensile and flexural strength as per ASTM standards. Results showed that escalation in glass fiber wt.% improved the tensile strength (by 9% at 40 wt.% and 17% at 50 wt.%) and flexural strength (by 10% at 40 wt.% and 16.5% at 50 wt.%). Whereas an increase in cement weight percentage decreases tensile strength and increases flexural strength. The failure of the sample is due to glass fiber pull out and rupture of the matrix, under tensile load.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers of Composite Materials IV
EditorsDarren Martin, Tatiana Perova
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages117-122
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783035715965
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event4th International Conference on Frontiers of Composite Materials, ICFCM 2019 and 4th International Conference on Energy Engineering and Smart Materials, ICEESM 2019 - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 13-11-201916-11-2019

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
Volume995 MSF
ISSN (Print)0255-5476
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9752

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Frontiers of Composite Materials, ICFCM 2019 and 4th International Conference on Energy Engineering and Smart Materials, ICEESM 2019
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period13-11-1916-11-19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Shettigar, P., Shettar, M., Sathish, R. U., Kowshik, C. S. S., & Gowrishankar, M. C. (2020). Investigation on effect of varying weight percentage of glass fiber and filler on the properties of glass fiber-cement-polyester composites. In D. Martin, & T. Perova (Eds.), Frontiers of Composite Materials IV (pp. 117-122). (Materials Science Forum; Vol. 995 MSF). Trans Tech Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.995.117