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Development of Sustainable Jute/Epoxy Composite and Assessing the Effect of Rubber Crumb on Low Velocity Impact Response

Mahesh, V and Mahesh, V and Harursampath, D and Joladarashi, S and Kulkarni, SM (2022) Development of Sustainable Jute/Epoxy Composite and Assessing the Effect of Rubber Crumb on Low Velocity Impact Response. In: Journal of Natural Fibers .

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/15440478.2022.2054897


In the current study, the experimental assessment of influence of rubber crumb on the low velocity impact (LVI) behavior of jute epoxy composites are carried out using two types of impactors namely hemispherical and conical. Hand layup technique is used to fabricate the proposed composites. The rubber crumb is incorporated in the epoxy resin with 1.5 wt%, 3 wt%, and 5 wt%. Results revealed that incorporation of 3 wt% of rubber crumb resulted in better LVI response compared to its counterparts. Fractography studies revealed that inclusion of rubber crumb particles enhances the adhesion between resin and fiber, thereby increasing the energy absorption. In addition, they aid in reducing damage area and increasing penetration threshold of proposed composites. The current study’s systematic technique serves as a model for the efficient use and conversion of waste rubber crumb into usable natural fiber reinforced polymer matrix composites for LVI applications. © 2022 Taylor & Francis.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Natural Fibers
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Keywords: Epoxy resins; Fiber reinforced plastics; Nanocomposites; Polymer matrix composites; Rubber, 'current; Epoxy composite; Experimental assessment; Impact response; Impactor shape; Impactors; Low velocity impact; Low velocity impact behaviors; Polymer composite; Rubber crumb, Fracture mechanics
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 20 May 2022 11:33
Last Modified: 20 May 2022 11:33
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/71855

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