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Effects of Aspect Ratio and Loading on the Mechanical Properties of Prosopis Juliflora Fibre-reinforced Phenol Formaldehyde Composites

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Nr DOI: 10.5604/01.3001.0010.2664

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Abstract:

In this paper, an attempt was made to use Prosopis juliflora fibres (PJFs) as a reinforcing agent for phenol formaldehyde (PF) composites. Mechanical properties of the composites were studied for various fibre aspect ratios (FAR) and fibre loadings (FL). A scanning electron microscope (SEM) was used to study the fractured surface of the composites. The peak range of mechanical properties was identified for composites with a FAR of 136 and fibre loading of 23.53 wt%. This study shows that the optimum FAR and fibre loading for PJFs were found to be 136 and 23.53 wt% in order to achieve good reinforcement with better mechanical properties in the PF resin matrix. Experimental results were observed to be in very good agreement with the theoretical.

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prosopis juliflora fibres, composite, mechanical properties, scanning electron microscope, theoretical models.

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Sujin Jose A, Athijayamani A, Ramanathan K, Sidhardhan S. Effects of Aspect Ratio and Loading on the Mechanical Properties of Prosopis Juliflora Fibre-reinforced Phenol Formaldehyde Composites. FIBRES & TEXTILES in Eastern Europe 2017; 25, 4(124): 59-64. DOI: 10.5604/01.3001.0010.2664

Published in issue no 4 (124) / 2017, pages 59–64.

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