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Influence of Naturally Originated Jute on the Fabrication & Mechanical Properties of Jute/Polyester Hybrid Composite

K. M. Faridul Hasan


Jute-Polyester reinforced Composited is fabricated through this research. The development of composite materials based on the reinforcement of two or more fiber types in a matrix leads to the production of hybrid composites. Jute cloth & Polyester resin were used to prepare the Jute/Polyester composites by hand lay-up and heat press molding techniques and their mechanical properties & behaviors were evaluated for different stacking sequences. In Jute/polyester mechanical properties such as tensile strength, bending properties and impact strength increase with the increases of stacking sequences. Water uptake (%) of this composite demonstrates that water absorption rate is initially higher for jute/polyester composite and at a stage it becomes steady (31.11%). Soil degradation test of all types of Jute/polyester were evaluated and the deterioration of the mechanical properties revealed for jute/polyester composites showed the higher degree but retained major portion of its original integrity and depicts the hybrid.


Hybrid; Composite; Reinforced; Jute; Polyester

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