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Development of Sansevieria trifasciata - Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Hybrid Nanocomposites

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This paper presents studies on experimental values of tensile strength properties of hybrid nanocomposites were studied and compared with theoretical values. It was observed that, experimental strengths were fallen shorter than the theoretical values. Nanocomposites were fabricated by filling MMT nanoclay by weight ratio and reinforced with short sansevieria trifasciata (STF) and short carbon fibre (CF) by randomly orientation. Organically modified montmorillonite clay filled with different proportions viz.0, 1, 3 and 5 wt.% dispersed into the vinyester matrix modified system by hand lay-up technique. Natural fiber was treated by NaOH solution was brought significant performance. Tensile strength was found maximum when clay content was Clay 3wt%. In the fracture surfaces of samples were analysed by SEM analysis, in which it was observed that, increased clay viscosity played vital role in bringing the performance as the viscosity of the mixture made difficult to flow the resin. Thermal stability was significantly improved for the 5wt% sample due to the high content of silicate particles and carbon fibre content.


International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy (Volume 50)
K. S. B. Raghava et al., "Development of Sansevieria trifasciata - Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Hybrid Nanocomposites", International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Vol. 50, pp. 179-187, 2015
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May 2015

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