Determination of Fatigue Limit of Coir/CNT/Fly Ash Reinforced Epoxy Polymer Matrix Composite

  • Venkatachalam Gopalan
    Affiliation

    School of Mechanical Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai Campus, Vandalur-Kelambakkam Road, Chennai 600127, India

  • Pradhyumn Bhardwaj
    Affiliation

    School of Mechanical Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai Campus, Vandalur-Kelambakkam Road, Chennai 600127, India

  • Nilesh Satonkar
    Affiliation

    School of Mechanical Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai Campus, Vandalur-Kelambakkam Road, Chennai 600127, India

  • Vignesh Pragasam
    Affiliation

    School of Mechanical Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai Campus, Vandalur-Kelambakkam Road, Chennai 600127, India

Abstract

In the quest of new material development, polymer matrix composite plays prominent role. Instead of reinforcing synthetic material in the polymer composite, an attempt is made in this work to reinforce green/recyclable/reusable materials in the polymer composite. Composite specimens are made with epoxy as matrix and coir/CNT/fly ash as reinforcements. The influences of wt.% of coir/CNT/fly ash on fatigue behavior of composite are determined. Response Surface Methodology (RSM), a Design of Experiments (DOE) approach is followed in specimen preparation and testing. ANOVA is used to find the influences of different parameters such as wt.% of coir/CNT/fly ash on fatigue behavior of composite. Optimized levels of parameters are also found out.

Keywords: polymer matrix composite, fatigue limit, Response Surface Methodology, Design of Experiments
Published online
2020-07-22
How to Cite
Gopalan, V., Bhardwaj, P., Satonkar, N., Pragasam, V. ‚ÄúDetermination of Fatigue Limit of Coir/CNT/Fly Ash Reinforced Epoxy Polymer Matrix Composite‚ÄĚ, Periodica Polytechnica Mechanical Engineering, 64(3), pp. 248-255, 2020. https://doi.org/10.3311/PPme.16211
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