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Mode I Fracture Toughness Analysis of Rubber Particulate Epoxy Composite

Publication Type : Conference Proceedings

Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings

Source : Materials Today: Proceedings, Volume 22, p.759 (2019)

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Campus : Chennai

School : School of Engineering

Center : Research & Projects

Department : Mechanical Engineering

Year : 2019

Abstract : Tyres cannot be used in automobiles after completing their functional life. Every year one billion tyres are withdrawn from use in automobiles. In this study, rubber particulates obtained from waste tyres are used as reinforcement material in this composite. A new class of polymer composite is prepared using rubber particulate and epoxy resin as matrix material. Composite plates are manufactured by hand layup process. The five different volume fraction of rubber particulates are taken with epoxy resin material to fabricate composite plate. Then composite specimens are cut according to ASTM standard and Mode I fracture toughness test is carried out for the five test specimens. Test results show significant improvement in fracture toughness value for the increase in volume fraction of rubber particulate in epoxy material.

Cite this Research Publication : Chandan Reddy K. R., Bharathiraja G., and Jayakumar V., “Mode I fracture toughness analysis of rubber particulate epoxy composite”, Materials Today: Proceedings, vol. 22. p. 759, 2019.

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