Open Access Open Access  Restricted Access Subscription Access

Experimental Investigation on Tensile and Damping Properties of SiC and Flyash Reinforced Glass Fiber Epoxy Composites

K.B.S.S. Ramakrishna, S Bharat Babu, Dr.B Nagaraju, Dr.K. Siva Prasad


Glass Fiber Reinforced Epoxy(GFRE)  composites are one of the most widely used composite materials due to its light weight and higher stiffness, used for aerospace, marine and other industrial applications The investigation aims to develop glass-epoxy composite with addition of SiC and fly ash as fillers with different weight fractions and to characterize the mechanical and damping properties.  In this work the SiC and fly ash powder is mixed as fillers with epoxy resin. The SiC and Flyash reinforced glass fiber epoxy composites are fabricated using hand lay-up process by varying the different weight percentages (0%, 2.5%, 5%,7.5%,and10%) of SiC and fly ash. The tensile strength of these specimens are observed experimentally by Universal Testing Machine(UTM).The free vibration behavior of SiC and fly ash reinforced glass fiber epoxy composites is studied on cantilever type boundary conditions using impact hammer technique. The objective of this work is to study the influence of SiC and flyash on glass fiber epoxy composites to know the behavior of tensile and damping properties. Experimental results shows that the tensile and damping properties are improved very much for 10%SiCand Flyash reinforced GFRE composites.

Full Text:



SandhyaraniBiswas, K.V. Arun, J. Paulo Davim (2012) “Mechanical properties of bamboo-epoxy composites aStructural application” Advances in Materials Research, Vol. 1, No. 3 ,pp. 221-231.

Mukul Kant Paliwal, Sachin Kumar Chaturvedi,(2012) “An Experimental Investigation of Tensile Strength of Glass Composite Materials With Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3) Filler” International Journal of Emerging trends in Engineering and Development, Issue 2, Vol.6,pp.303-309.

Maria Virginia Gelfuso, Daniel Thomazini, (2014),“Vibrational analysis of coconut fiber composites”, Materials research,Vol.17, No.2,pp.367-372.

B. S. Bena B. A. Benb , AdarshKc , K. A. Vikram c and Ch.Ratnamd “Damping measurement in composite materials using combined finite element and frequency response method” International Journal of Engineering Science Invention (IJESI) ISSN (Online): 2319 – 6734,

S. B. SinghHimanshuChawla, (2012), “Dynamic Characteristics of GFRP Laminates with Cutouts” International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, Vol.7 No.11.

B.Suresha,G.Chandramohan,J.N.Prakash,,V.Balusamy, K.Sankaranarayanasamy,(2006).“The Role of Fillers on Friction and Slide Wear Characteristics in Glass-Epoxy Composite Systems”,Journal of Minerals & Materials Characterization & Engineering, Vol. 5, No.1, pp. 87-101.

V. Manikandan1, S. Richard M. ChithambaraThanu, J. SelwinRajadurai, (2015),“Effect of Fly Ash As Filler on Mechanical & Frictional Properties of Jute Fiber Reinforced Composite”, International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology (IRJET) Volume: 02 Issue: 07,pp.154-158.

R. HemanthM. Sekar B. Suresha, (2014) “Effects of Fibers and Fillers on Mechanical Properties of Thermoplastic Composites” Indian Journal of Advances in Chemical Science ,Volume. 2,pp. 28-35.

R.Sakthivel, D.Rajendran, (2014) “Experimental Investigation and Analysis a Mechanical Properties of Hybrid Polymer Composite Plates” International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT) – Volume 9 Number 8,pp.407-414.


  • There are currently no refbacks.