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Tensile Properties Characterization of Okra Woven Fiber Reinforced Polyester Composites

Author(s): Srinivasababu | K. Murali Mohan Rao | J. Suresh kumar

Journal: International Journal of Engineering
ISSN 1985-2312

Volume: 3;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 403;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: Okra woven fiber | Density | Tensile strength | Tensile modulus | Specific tensile strength | Specific tensile modulus.

The present research exploits a new natural fiber namely okra for the preparationof okra fiber reinforced polyester composites. Chemically treated (chemicaltreatment-2) okra woven FRP composites showed the highest tensile strengthand modulus of 64.41 MPa and 946.44 MPa respectively than all othercomposites investigated in the present research. Specific tensile strength andmodulus of untreated and treated okra FRP composites is 34.31% and 39.84%higher than pure polyester specimen respectively.
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