Comparison in Performance of Hybrid and Marvel NoKH Okra/Abelmoschus esculentus Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites Under Tensile Load

  • Nadendla SrinivasababuEmail author
Part of the Advanced Structured Materials book series (STRUCTMAT, volume 113)


Fibrous materials obtained from the renewable natural sources of plants, crops are very much essential for the development of green/partially green composite materials. In that line several fibres were extracted from bast, leaves, stem, fruit, seed and stalk etc. by various researchers. Limited work was done on okra fibre and its composites performance under different loading conditions. Now, in this work an attempt was made to explore a new variety of okra fibre i.e. NoKH and was reinforced into epoxy matrix for making cum processing of composites under different conditions of temperature and time. Further, the performance of these composites is compared with hybrid okra fibre reinforced polyester composites conditioned and tested under ASTM standards. Marvel NoKh fibre reinforced epoxy composites processed at T2, t3 have exhibited highest tensile strength and modulus of 60.51 MPa, 1.05 GPa respectively than other composites. Tested composite specimens were examined under SEM to know the bonding between fibre and matrix.


Hybrid okra NoKH okra Polyester Aerospace epoxy Tensile properties SEM 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fibrous Composites Research Lab, Department of Mechanical EngineeringVignan’s Lara Institute of Technology & ScienceVadlamudiIndia

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