Tensile Properties of Hardwickia Binata and Banana Fiber Reinforced Hybrid Composites


K. Sudha Madhuri,B. Chandra Mohan Reddy,




Natural fiber,Hardwickia Binata,Banana,epoxy,hybrid,Tensile,


Natural fibers taken from the bark of ligno-cellulosic fibers are now a day’s using as reinforcement in composite materials, also used as an alternative for synthetic fibers. These are environmentally friendly materials used in many applications like engineering, space, construction, sports etc. In the present study, a new ligno-cellulosic fiber extracted from Hardwickia Binata fiber hybridized with banana fiber was reinforced with epoxy for fabricating hybrid composite material. Studies on mechanical, degradation temperatures and features of the uniaxial cellulosic alkali treated Hardwickia Binata banana fibers were carried out. HBF and banana fibers reinforced hybrid epoxy samples were prepared varying fiber loading (10, 20, 30, 40 and 50%). Tensile strength variation with respect to the banana fiber loading is analyzed. The removal of the amorphous cellulose on alkali treatment may be the reason for the improved properties.


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