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Investigation on mechanical properties and water absorbency of jute glass reinforced epoxy composite

Journal of Textile Engineering & Fashion Technology
Md Koushic Uddin, Muksit Ahmed Chowdhury, Sonia Hossain, Md. Zahidul Islam, Mohammad Shamim Sardar, Arnab Singha Ami, Farhana Naowrin Tasnia

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Fiber reinforced composite materials are attractive because of their properties such as high toughness, water resistance and can be adapted to meet the specific needs of a variety of applications. Incorporation of natural fibers can reduce the dependency over synthetic fibers. In this work, Jute glass fiber reinforced composites are fabricated by simple hand lay-up technique using epoxy resin as a matrix and various mechanical properties like tensile strength, flexural strength, impact strength and also the water absorption properties of the composite specimens are evaluated and analysed thoroughly. It is observed that incorporation of optimum amount of jute fibre with glass fibre improved mechanical properties can be achieved. Finally cost of composites are analysed and compared.


Jute glass woven composites, Water absorption, Impact loading, Hand layup