Mechanical performance of woven carbon reinforced epoxy composites with varied orientation angle

Authors

  • Sweety Ashish AGRAWAL Textile Engineering Department, Faculty of Technology and Engineering, Kalabhavan, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara 390001, Gujarat, India https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4608-7036
  • Someshwar BHATTACHARYA Textile Engineering Department, Faculty of Technology and Engineering, Kalabhavan, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara 390001, Gujarat, India

Keywords:

Carbon fibre reinforced composite, orientation angle, mechanical properties, physical properties, Transverse direction, longitudinal direction, Tensile, Flexural, Impact, woven composite

Abstract

The mechanical properties of woven carbon fibre reinforced epoxy composites laminated with different orientation angle in stacking sequence were investigated. Woven fabric layers with different linear density carbon tow have been produced on modified rigid rapier sample loom and impregnated with epoxy by hand lay-up technique for composite preparation. Curing of composite was carried out at room temperature for 2 h. Five different laminar composites were prepared with different orientation angles [(0/0/0/0), 0/+30/-30/0, 0/+45/-45/0, 0/+60/-60/0 and 0/+90/-90/0]. The mechanical properties like tensile, flexural, and impact test) were analysed in both longitudinal and transverse directions. Physical properties such as density and fibre volume fraction were analysed. While comparing the layers of orientation of woven composites, the results of tensile and flexural showed higher properties in [(0/0/0/0), and 0/+90/-90/0] stacking in both directions than others.  Impact showed higher properties in 0/+45/-45/0 stacking than others.

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Author Biography

Sweety Ashish AGRAWAL, Textile Engineering Department, Faculty of Technology and Engineering, Kalabhavan, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara 390001, Gujarat, India

Assistant Professor

Textile Engineering Department

Faculty of Technology and Engineering

The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda

Baroda, Gujarat, India.

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2021-12-16

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S. A. . AGRAWAL and S. BHATTACHARYA, “Mechanical performance of woven carbon reinforced epoxy composites with varied orientation angle”, J. Met. Mater. Miner., vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 82-87, Dec. 2021.

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