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Mechanical Behavior of Epoxy-Based Green Composites

  • Divya Zindani
  • Kaushik KumarEmail author
  • J. Paulo Davim
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Part of the Materials Horizons: From Nature to Nanomaterials book series (MHFNN)

Abstract

Keeping in view the environmental concerns and depleting petroleum-based resources, the present work proposes to develop epoxy-based green composites based on bagasse filler. The fabricated composite has been investigated for static mechanical properties, i.e., tensile strength, flexural strength, and fracture toughness. Properties have been investigated for varying percentage of filler loading and crosshead speeds. The investigation has revealed an improvement in static mechanical properties, thereby suggesting its application for a wide range of engineering applications.

Keywords

Green composites Bagasse filler Epoxy Tensile strength Flexural strength Fracture toughness Void content 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational Institute of Technology, SilcharSilcharIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringBirla Institute of Technology MesraRanchiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal

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