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Investigation of Mechanical and Water Absorption Behavior of Wood Flour Filled Glass Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Composite | Original Article

Manoj Kumar Gupta* Lalit Ranakoti Ankur Kumar Rajesh in Anusandhan (RNTUJ-AN) | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


In the present paper, effect of wood flour (WF) on E glass fiber (GF) reinforced epoxy polymer (GFRP) composite has been discussed. Composite panels were prepared using hand lay-up technique. The percentages of wood flour were varied from 2.5 wt. to 10 wt. keeping glass fiber constant in epoxy. Mechanical and water absorption tests were carried out and specimens were prepared accordingly. Results showed that as the percentage of WF increased in the composite, water uptake increases. The neat GF reinforced epoxy composite exhibited minimum water uptake. The Composite fabricated reinforced with 7.5 wt WF absorb maximum energy and exhibited highest tensile strength.