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The Effect of Fiber Length on Tensile Properties of Polyester Resin Composites Reinforced by the Fibers of Sansevieria trifasciata

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Abstract:

This paper presents the study of the tensile properties of Sansevieria trifasciata – fiber (here after called STF) reinforced polyester composites. The composite sample was fabricated with five different fiber lengths of STF (2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 mm). The fabrication was made by hand lay-up technique. Mechanical properties were determined using tensile testing. An interact between fiber and matrix was observed from the SEM (scanning electron microscope) micrographs. The study reveals that the tensile strength increased with fiber length without effecting the elongation at break of the composite.

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Periodical:
International Letters of Natural Sciences (Volume 8)
Pages:
7-13
DOI:
10.18052/www.scipress.com/ILNS.8.7
Citation:
P. H. Sankar et al., "The Effect of Fiber Length on Tensile Properties of Polyester Resin Composites Reinforced by the Fibers of Sansevieria trifasciata", International Letters of Natural Sciences, Vol. 8, pp. 7-13, 2014
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Jan 2014
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