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Title: Flexural properties of rice straw reinforced polyester composites
Authors: Prasad, A V Ratna
Rao, K Murali Mohan
Kumar, M Anil
Rao, K Mohan
Keywords: Flexural modulus;Flexural strength;Natural fibre composite;Polyester;Rice straw
Issue Date: Jun-2006
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8 D01D
Abstract: Rice straw fibres have been extracted and incorporated in polyester resin matrix to prepare rice straw rein forced polyester composites and the flexural properties of resultant composites studied. The composites with a mean flexural strength of 66.3 Mpa, which is greater than that of plain polyester (55.08 MPa), can be formulated with an optimum fibre volume of about 40%. The flexural modulus or composite is found to be 2630 MPa which is about 1.5 times greater than that of plain polyester. The specific flexural modulus is nearly 2 times greater than that of polyester resin. Straw-based composites are suitable as core material for structural board products.
Page(s): 335-338
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/24525
ISSN: 0975-1025 (Online); 0971-0426 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJFTR Vol.31(2) [June 2006]

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