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Investigations on Properties of Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composite

Manoj Kumar Gupta

Abstract


The aim of present study is to investigate the water absorption, mechanical and thermal properties of glass fibre reinforced polymer composites (GFRPCs). Multi layers of  woven glass fibres are reinforced into epoxy matrix to prepare the composites by hand lay-up technique. Water absorption properties are investigated in terms of percentage of water uptake, and sorption, diffusion and permeability coefficients. On the other hand, mechanical properties are investigated in terms of tensile, flexural and impact test as per ASTM standards. Moreover, thermal properties are investigated using thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA). The results have been shown that water absorption, mechanical and thermal properties are increased with increase in numbers of layers of woven glass fibres in epoxy matrix.


Keywords


Fibres; Mechanical properties; Water absorption properties; Thermal properties

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