Influence of nano silica particles on quasistatic mechanical and low velocity impact properties of Carbon-glass-Sunn hemp/epoxy in intra-inter ply hybrid composites
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Increasing fuel prices and emission norms have favoured the automobile manufactures the use of lightweight materials. Land fill regulations imposed by many environmental governing agencies encourage the use of products which will decompose easily or which will require lesser energy for recycling. In this scenario, an effort has been made to build natural fibre hybrid composites combining natural and synthetic fibres to solve the problems of environmental impact and energy wasted on recycling in this study. In this work the flexural, compression, interlaminar shear stress and low velocity impact properties of composites reinforced with plies containing carbon fibres in the weft direction and E-glass fibres in the warp direction, parallel oriented sunn hemp mats and 40 µ SiO2 particles are investigated for possible application in automobiles. It is observed that the reinforcement of the composite with 40 µ SiO2 particles enhances the flexural, compression, interlaminar shear strength and low velocity impact properties of the composite.
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