Performance Evaluation of Natural and Synthetic Fibre Reinforced Polypropylene Composites: Effect of Temperature and Gamma Radiation
Md. Reazuddin Repon, Md. Shariful Islam, S. M. Mehedi Hasan, Ruhul Amin Khan
In this research work, three sorts of fabric for example, jute, E-glass and carbon Kevlar were chosen to fabricate composites taking polypropylene (PP) as matrix material. Jute/PP, E-glass/PP, and carbon Kevlar /PP based composites were prepared effectively by a conventional compression molding technique. The goal of this investigation is to look at the analyzed properties, for example, tensile strength (TS), elongation at break percentage (EB%), E-Modulus (EM) of jute, E-glass and carbon Kevlar fabric reinforced polypropylene composite. The properties of produced composite were assessed tentatively utilizing automated UTM machine as indicated by ASTM principles. The composite samples were exposed to different intensities of temperature ( -2 degree Celsius and 45 degree Celsius) and changes in mechanical properties were analyzed. The impact of gamma radiation likewise examined. The mechanical properties are found to decrease because of treatment with temperature and gamma radiation into the jute, E-glass and Carbon Kevlar fabric reinforced polypropylene composites. The outcomes uncovered that the tensile strength, elongation at break and E-modulus of jute, E-glass and carbon Kevlar fabric reinforced polypropylene (PP) composites were decreased because of treatment with temperature and gamma radiation yet inverse scenario has observed distinctly for E-modulus of E-glass fabric reinforced polypropylene (PP) composites because of treatment with temperature and gamma radiation.