Ray, D and Sarkar, Bijit Kumar and Bose, Nripati Ranjan (2002) Impact fatigue behaviour of vinylester resin matrix composites reinforced with alkali treated jute fibres. Composites Part A-Applied Science and Manufacturing , 33 (2). pp. 233-241. ISSN 1359-835X

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An impact fatigue study has been made for the first time on 35% jute/vinylester composites containing both untreated and alkali treated fibres. Longer alkali treatment removed the hemicellulose and improved the crystallinity and gave better fibre dispersion. The flexural strength properties of the composites made from treated fibre were superior, 4 h alkali treated jute fibres gave the optimum combination of improved interfacial bonding and fibre strength properties. However this was not reflected in their impact fatigue behaviour. On the contrary, the composites reinforced with 8 h alkali treated fibres displayed superior impact fatigue properties. Here, the fibres suffered catastrophic fracture with microfibrillar pull-out at some places and improved the fatigue resistance property of the composites as evident from SEM micrographs. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Jute fibre
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Divisions: Non-Oxide Ceramics & Composites
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2012 08:12
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2012 08:12
URI: http://cgcri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/1360

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