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Mechanical Properties of Plants - Synthetic Hybrid Fibers Composites

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  • 1 Technical Institute, Babylon, IRAQ

Res. J. Engineering Sci., Volume 1, Issue (3), Pages 22-25, September,26 (2012)


In this paper, mechanical properties of composites reinforced with hybrid Palms - Kevlar fibers were evaluated. The incorporation of both fibers into a single matrix which is epoxy resin will stabilize mechanical properties. Impact strength, tensile strength, flexural strength and hardness were studied for composite material reinforced with hybrid fibers for Palms and Kevlar as a woven roving. These fibers were mixed with epoxy resin LY 556 in different reinforcement percentage (10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, 50%, 60%, 70%, and 80%) and the effect on the above mechanical properties was studied. It has shown an enhancement in these mechanical properties after reinforcement by fibers the value of mechanical properties will increase with increasing percentage of reinforcement.


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