MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 144, 2018International Conference on Research in Mechanical Engineering Sciences (RiMES 2017)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Materials Science and Engineering|
|Published online||09 January 2018|
Mechanical Characterization and Finite Element Analysis of Jute-Epoxy Composite
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India
2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India
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Natural fiber composite materials are such an appropriate material, that replaces synthetic composite materials for many of practical applications where we need high strength and low density. Natural fiber composites combine the technological, ecological and economical aspects. This leads to discovering its vast applications in the aeronautics, automotive, marine and sporting sectors. This paper deals with the study on mechanical characterization (Tensile, Compression and Flexural) of jute/epoxy (JE) polymer composite. The flexural properties of composites are experimentally tested and are simulated in commercially available FEA software. Flexural tested results are in good agreement with FEA results. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analysis of the failed samples reveals the matrix dominated failure.
Key words: Jute/epoxy composite / Mechanical characterization / FE analysis
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