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      Establishment and Effect of Constraint on Different Mechanical Properties of Bamboo Filler Reinforced Epoxy Composite

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      International Polymer Processing
      Carl Hanser Verlag

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          With the growing apprehension about ecology and economics, the composite materials based on low-cost lignocellulosic biomass have generated a great interest of research. In this paper, a polymer composite has been developed using specific grade epoxy matrix and “particular micron size” bamboo filler and its different mechanical properties have been investigated. The mechanical properties were determined with a variation in different constraints like filler content, strain rate, temperature and chemical treatment to establish the applicability of the developed composite. From the results, it has been found that the static and dynamic mechanical properties of the developed composite are significantly influenced by the different parameters. The scanning electron micrographs demonstrated the even dispersion of particulate fillers in the matrix, agglomeration at higher filler loading and better adhesion due to alkali treatment. Also, the properties are comparable with the existing different bamboo based composite.

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                International Polymer Processing
                Carl Hanser Verlag
                30 July 2017
                : 32
                : 3
                : 308-315
                1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Silchar, India
                2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, India
                Author notes
                [* ] Correspondence address, Mail address: Sumit Bhowmik, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Silchar, Assam, India, Pin – 788010, E-mail: bhowmiksumit04@ 123456yahoo.co.in
                © 2017, Carl Hanser Verlag, Munich
                : 10 June 2016
                : 28 November 2016
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                References: 17, Pages: 8
                Self URI (journal page): http://www.hanser-elibrary.com/loi/ipp
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