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Evaluation of Mechanical Properties of Kevlar Fibre Epoxy Composites: An Experimental Study

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : International Journal of Vehicle Structures and Systems, Volume 10, Issue 6

Authors : Dr. V. Jayakumar

Source : International Journal of Vehicle Structures and Systems, Volume 10, Issue 6, p.pp.389 (2018)

Url : https://www.researchgate.net/publication/331496092_Evaluation_of_Mechanical_Properties_of_Kevlar_Fibre_Epoxy_Composites_An_Experimental_Study

Campus : Chennai

School : School of Engineering

Department : Mechanical

Year : 2018

Abstract : Kevlar fiber reinforced polymer composites are rapidly growing in manufacturing applications such bicycle tires and racing sails to body armor, bullet proof vests, military helmets, walking boots etc. Kevlar epoxy composite material using the Kevlar fiber and epoxy resin LY-556 was fabricated with manual hand layup procedure. The mechanical characteristics like tensile, impact strength and flexural rigidity were evaluated. With the results obtained it is found that kevlar epoxy composite provides better mechanical characteristics than aluminum. In this work, the possibility of replacing aluminum with Kevlar reinforced epoxy composite material is investigated for various applications viz. manufacturing of bus body frame, bullet proof vests, automobile body, sports applications, fire proof clothing, military helmets etc. Also, the FE analysis is carried out with MIDAS NFX software to correlate the test results with FEA.

Cite this Research Publication : Suthan R, Jayakumar V., and Dr. S. Madhu, “Evaluation of Mechanical Properties of Kevlar Fibre Epoxy Composites: An Experimental Study”, International Journal of Vehicle Structures and Systems, vol. 10, no. 6, p. pp.389, 2018.

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