Comparing Fire Penetration Results of Natural Fibre Reinforced Composite Material with Plywood

  • Rajagopal Dhanasekaran
  • S. Sreenatha Reddy
  • Anwar PashaEmail author
  • Akula Deep Chander
  • Asar Fayaz Baig
  • T. Thirumalai
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


The aim of this experimental study is to determine and compare the fire penetration results of natural fibre reinforced composite material with plywood. Because of their availability, cost, as well as, physical and mechanical properties of natural fibre reinforced composites, they are most widely used in industrial applications like insulating material, building and transportation industries. The application of this composite material needs different properties for different applications, but in case of insulating and building material purposes their thermal properties must be studied, fire penetration rate is one of the important factors in indicating the fire hazard. From this study, it is concluded that fire penetration rate of composite material fabricated by sisal, coconut and palm leaf sheath fibres is less, i.e. 0.206 and time taken for penetration is 87 s that is double the time taken for plywood for penetration.


Natural fibre reinforced composite materials Fire penetration test Building and transportation materials Fire penetration rate 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rajagopal Dhanasekaran
    • 1
  • S. Sreenatha Reddy
    • 1
  • Anwar Pasha
    • 1
    Email author
  • Akula Deep Chander
    • 1
  • Asar Fayaz Baig
    • 1
  • T. Thirumalai
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringGuru Nanak Institute of TechnologyHyderabadIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringGuru Nanak Institutions Technical CampusHyderabadIndia

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