IJSRP, Volume 4, Issue 10, October 2014 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Rejaul Hasan, Rishad Rayyaan
Thermoset composites made from jute woven fabric, jute non-woven mat and jute carded-sliver have been manufactured in this project. For manufacturing different composite laminates, four & nine layers of woven fabric, one & two layers of non-woven mat and three layers of carded sliver have been used. Various tensile properties (tensile strength, tensile modulus & elongation at break percentage) have been investigated according to ASTM D3039 as functions of preform architecture (woven, non-woven and sliver) and direction of applied load. Each of the three different composites exhibited reinforcing effect to the epoxy matrix system. It has been found that in terms of stiffness sliver reinforced composite shows the highest stiffness and non-woven composites shows the lowest stiffness. In terms of strength, non-woven reinforced composite shows the lowest values. The strength of woven and sliver reinforced composites have been found to be almost similar.