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Characterization of Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composite Prepared by Hand Layup Method
American Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2017, Pages: 8-11
Received: Dec. 18, 2016; Accepted: Jan. 10, 2017; Published: Feb. 4, 2017
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Abdullah Al Mahmood, Department of Glass & Ceramic Engineering, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology (RUET), Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Abdul Mobin, Department of Glass & Ceramic Engineering, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology (RUET), Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Rezwon Morshed, Department of Glass & Ceramic Engineering, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology (RUET), Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Tasmia Zaman, Department of Glass & Ceramic Engineering, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology (RUET), Rajshahi, Bangladesh
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Abstract
In this work, glass fiber reinforced epoxy composites were fabricated. Epoxy resin was used as polymer matrix material and glass fiber was used as reinforcing material. The main focus of this work was to fabricate this composite material by the cheapest and easiest way. For this, hand layup method was used to fabricate glass fiber reinforced epoxy resin composites and TiO2 material was used as filler material. Six types of compositions were made with and without filler material keeping the glass fiber constant and changing the epoxy resin with respect to filler material addition. Mechanical properties such as tensile, impact, hardness, compression and flexural properties were investigated. Additionally, microscopic analysis was done. The experimental investigations show that without filler material the composites exhibit overall lower value in mechanical properties than with addition of filler material in the composites. The results also show that addition of filler material increases the mechanical properties but highest values were obtained for different filler material addition. From the obtained results, it was observed that composites filled by 15wt% of TiO2 particulate exhibited maximum tensile strength, 20wt% of TiO2 particulate exhibited maximum impact strength, 25wt% of TiO2 particulate exhibited maximum hardness value, 25wt% of TiO2 particulate exhibited maximum compressive strength, 20wt% of TiO2 particulate exhibited maximum flexural strength.
Keywords
Glass Fiber, Polymer Composites, Epoxy Resin, Filler
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Abdullah Al Mahmood, Abdul Mobin, Rezwon Morshed, Tasmia Zaman, Characterization of Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composite Prepared by Hand Layup Method, American Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2017, pp. 8-11. doi: 10.11648/j.bio.20170501.12
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