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Investigation of mechanical properties of aluminium reinforced glass fibre polymer composites

Publication Type : Conference Proceedings

Publisher : AIP Conference Proceedings

Source : AIP Conference Proceedings, American Institute of Physics Inc., Volume 1859 (2017)

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ISBN : 9780735415331

Campus : Bengaluru

School : School of Engineering

Department : Mechanical Engineering

Year : 2017

Abstract : This paper presents the recent work about reinforcing E-glass into Aluminium foil to attain high strength to weight ratio. Aluminium is corrosion resistant, light in weight and ductile, also when alloyed through other metals deliver the greater strengths as desirable for high-tech applications. The density of pure Aluminium is 2.7 g/cm3. Electrical grade glass formally known as E-glass, is by far the most used fiber in reinforced plastic composites. It is a high strength material with light weight compared to steel and corrosive resistant. The matrix and reinforcement is bonded with a resin, named Araldite Ly556, which has density at 25°C, 1.15-1.20 g/cm3. Thus gives a good binding structure. In the present work, Aluminium, E-Glass and Epoxy are combined to fabricate a laminate by Hand-Lay process. Hand-lay is the oldest and simplest method used for producing reinforced plastic laminates. The fabricated metal matrix composites are tested for their mechanical properties. The metal laminate is found to render high strength, hardness, flexural strength and increased wear resistance. Further theoretical simulations was carried out to validate the experimental results. © 2017 Author(s).

Cite this Research Publication : G. B. V. Kumar, R. Pramod, D., S. S., and S.G., M., “Investigation of mechanical properties of aluminium reinforced glass fibre polymer composites”, in AIP Conference Proceedings, 2017, vol. 1859.

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