This paper is published in Volume-4, Issue-6, 2018
Area
Polymer Composite
Author
Kumar Naik M.
Org/Univ
Alliance College of Engineering and Design, Alliance University, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Pub. Date
15 December, 2018
Paper ID
V4I6-1362
Publisher
Keywords
Composite, Coconut husk, Polyethylene, Plywood plank

Citationsacebook

IEEE
Kumar Naik M.. Coconut fiber reinforced polymer composite for partition wall, International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, www.IJARIIT.com.

APA
Kumar Naik M. (2018). Coconut fiber reinforced polymer composite for partition wall. International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, 4(6) www.IJARIIT.com.

MLA
Kumar Naik M.. "Coconut fiber reinforced polymer composite for partition wall." International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology 4.6 (2018). www.IJARIIT.com.

Abstract

The increase in consumption of coconut usage every year leads to the production of the fiber of it, presently a very less quantity of coconut husk is used in domestic application mainly as a fuel and remaining as waste which is directly proportional to the quantity of coconut cultivated. The main thrust of present research work is to explore the possibility of utilizing coconut husk fibers as reinforcement for composites with an appropriate matrix material. The fiber reinforced plastic composites made of areca fibers extracted from areca were prepared with used plastics. The composite material prepared with different proportion of reinforcement and matrix material. The required dimensions of the die were prepared using mild steel. The matrix material is placed layer by layer with reinforcement in the die. The die is designed to heat the material to its semi-liquid state with the help of heater at the bottom of the die. The material is compacted by an applying a force 500 kgf and soaked in a die for 2 hours at 115C. Then the composite is allowed to cool to room temperature. The resulted composite is cut into required dimensions to carry out mechanical properties of it; they are Tensile strength, bending strength, and compression strength and impact tests. The results of the mechanical properties of composites are quite competitive with existing plywood planks. The composite is also tested for threading operation by tapping and it shows tapping is obtained successfully in the composites.
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