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Mechanical Properties of Carbon/Glass Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Hybrid Polymer Composites

T D Jagannatha and G Harish
Department of Mechanical Engineering, UVCE, Bangalore University, Banagalore 560001, India.

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 Composites ," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol.4, No. 2, pp. 131-137, April 2015.