A review on the tensile properties of natural fiber reinforced polymer laminated composites

Document Type : Primary Research paper

Authors

Professor, Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Nehru Institute of Technology

Abstract

Natural fibers have recently
become attractive to researchers, engineers
and scientists as an alternative reinforcement
for fiber reinforcement polymer(FRP),due to
their low cost ,fairly good mechanical
properties, high specific strength, non
abrasiveeco friendly and bio degradability
characteristics .Natural fibers widely used in
aerospace and automotive industry for their
desired characteristics. In this project,
Natural fibers such as banana stem, Hemp,
coir and kenaf are used. By arranging these
fibers with specific angular arrangement
with laminated coating of polymers, Many
properties like Machinability, Toughness,
hardness, Tensile properties can be
improved and can be tested using finite
element analysis. This project mainly
concerned with the tensile properties of
natural fiber composites. Finite element
analysis is used perform to determine the
tensile properties of the composite material.

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