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Study on Carbon, Glass, and Flax Hybrid Composites Using Experimental and Computational Techniques

  • M. DineshEmail author
  • B. Rubanrajasekar
  • R. Asokan
  • S. Vignesh
  • S. Rajesh
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)

Abstract

Composites have already proven their worth as weight-saving material; the present scenario is to make them cost-effective. Employment of natural fibers as reinforcement along with carbon and glass fibers is an effective method for achieving it. In this paper, various properties of artificial and natural fibers are discussed and the fibers are selected on the basis of static efficiency. Composite laminates were made using different combinations of carbon, glass, and flax using epoxy resin. The mechanical properties of these laminates were studied experimentally using tensile tests and three-point bending tests. The results from experimental tests are validated computationally using Ansys 16 software.

Keywords

Hybrid composites Mechanical properties Finite element analysis (FEA) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Dinesh
    • 1
    Email author
  • B. Rubanrajasekar
    • 1
  • R. Asokan
    • 1
  • S. Vignesh
    • 1
  • S. Rajesh
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Aeronautical ScienceHindustan Institute of Technology and ScienceChennaiIndia

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