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Testing And Analysis of Mechanical Properties of E- Glass Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Polymer Composites

Author(s) : Sudhir S Mathapati, Shivukumar S Mathapati

Volume & Issue : VOLUME 2 / 2015 , ISSUE 1

Page(s) : 46-52
ISSN (Online): 2394-3858
ISSN (Print) : 2394-3866

Abstract

Composites are an important class of materials available to mankind. Studies of these composites are plays a very important role in material science, metallurgy, chemistry, solid mechanics and engineering applications. The E-glass fiber reinforced polymer composite are more widely used in the automotive industry and other industrial applications, due to their advantages, like low cost, noise control, low weight and ease of processing. Presently very limited work has been done on the mechanical properties of chopped strand mat of E-glass fiber reinforced composites. The present project works aims to prepare E-glass fiber based composite with percentage variation of glass fiber content like 1%, 2% and 3% with using a bisphenol A as matrix material and conducting the mechanical ( tensile, compressive and flexural) testing on the composite. As a final point of view, mechanical results are compared with the FEA results by using analysis software ANSYS.



Keywords

Chopped strand, mat E-glass fiber, polymer composites, Bisphenol A, FEA material science.

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