Experimentation and Analysis on Reinforced Basalt and Carbon Fibres Composite Laminate


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— The aim of the present work is to investigate the mechanical properties and water absorption capacity of carbon and basalt fibers mixed with epoxy. At present there is demand for natural friendly products. Basalt reinforced composites developed recently and these mineral amorphous fibres are a valid alternative to carbon fibers for their lower cost and to glass fibres for their strength. The present paper describes briefly on basalt and carbon fibers (unidirectional) which are used as reinforcement material for composites. The matrix epoxy (LY556-HY 951) is taken in to account to access to influence on the evaluated parameters. In order to use reinforced composites for structural applications, it is necessary to perform a mechanical characterization. With this aim experiments like tensile strength, flexural strength, hardness and water absorptions are performed. Later the mechanical properties obtained from experiments are compared with ANSYS software results. Keywords—Carbon fibre; Basalt fibre; Uni-directional fibres; Reinforcement, Mechanical Tests, Water Absorption Tests



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Swami Naidu Gurugubelli and K Siva Prasad




V. Vara Prasad, "Experimentation and Analysis on Reinforced Basalt and Carbon Fibres Composite Laminate", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 1148, pp. 12-20, 2018

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June 2018





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