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Effect of Micro (Banana) and Nano (SiC) Fillers on Mechanical Behaviors of Basalt/Epoxy Hybrid Composites

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Senthil Kumar Velukkudi Santhanam, Prakash Sampath, Bharani Srikanth Ponnusamy, Mohan Bangaru

Anna University, Chennai, India

Paper No. IMECE2018-86268, pp. V012T11A011; 6 pages
  • ASME 2018 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 12: Materials: Genetics to Structures
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, November 9–15, 2018
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5217-0
  • Copyright © 2018 by ASME


Basalt Fibre Reinforced Polymers (BFRP) was feasibly utilized as a preferable replacement to the Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymers (GFRP) due to their superior property and behaviour. Besides, reinforcing nano and micro fillers with basalt fiber will result in even better mechanical properties. In this research study, epoxy resin was blended with Cashew Nut Shell Liquid (CNSL) hardener, it beneficial to minimize the healing period. For 50% of epoxy resin, the ratio of CNSL hardener was taken as 50%. Standard Hand lay-up technique was utilized to produce the composite structures. In addition, 20g of nano and micro fillers were mixed with each epoxy-CNSL proportion. Accordingly, both (SiC & Banana) filler reinforced composites were fabricated and cut to the ASTM standard. Finally, the result of mechanical properties such as flexural and the impact (Charpy) of silicon carbide (SiC) and banana filler reinforced samples were compared.

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