Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Smart Structures, School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University, Australia. His research interests cover Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Engineering Materials and Structures (Metals and Composites), Multi-scale Modelling of Materials and Structures, Metal Forming and Metal Surface Treatment.
Abstract—Hybrid composite materials are the great potential for engineering material in many applications.
Hybrid polymer composite material offers the designer to obtain the required properties in a
controlled considerable extent by the choice of fibers and matrix. The properties are tailored in
the material by selecting different kinds of fiber incorporated in the same resin matrix. In the
present investigation, the mechanical properties of carbon and glass fibers reinforced epoxy
hybrid composite were studied. The vacuum bagging technique was adopted for the fabrication
of hybrid composite materials. The mechanical properties such as hardness, tensile strength,
tensile modulus, ductility, and peak load of the hybrid composites were determined as per ASTM
standards. The mechanical properties were improved as the fibers reinforcement content
increased in the matrix material.
Index Terms—BHN, Epoxy, Hybrid composite, Carbon/Glass fiber, Tensile strength
Cite: T D Jagannatha and G Harish, "Mechanical Properties of Carbon/Glass
Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Hybrid Polymer
," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol.4, No. 2, pp. 131-137, April 2015.
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