Analysis of the effects of fabrication parameters on the mechanical properties of Areca fine fiber-reinforced phenol formaldehyde composite using Taguchi technique

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Chrispin Das MohanDas
Athijayamani Ayyanar
Sidhardhan Susaiyappan
Ramanathan Kalimuthu

Abstract

The influences of fabrication parameters such as the fiber content, fiber length, alkali concentration and alkali treatment duration on the mechanical properties (tensile and flexural strength) of Areca fine fiber (AFF)-reinforced phenol formaldehyde (PF) composite were investigated in the present study. The Taguchi’s experimental design (L27 orthogonal array) was used to prepare the composites and to analyze the mechanical properties of composites. The analysis of variance and signal-to-noise ratio with the Taguchi method were also used to understand the influence of the fabrication parameters on the tensile and flexural strength of the composite. Results show that the fiber content was the most influential fabrication parameter on both the tensile and flexural strength followed by the fiber length and the alkali treatment duration. The interaction between the fabrication parameters also has a significant effect on the tensile and flexural strength of the composite. The optimal combination of fabrication parameters to obtain the maximum tensile and flexural strength was found to be FL = 10 mm, FC = 35 vol%, AC = 6% and ATD = 1 h.

 

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MohanDas, C., Ayyanar, A., Susaiyappan, S., & Kalimuthu, R. (2019). Analysis of the effects of fabrication parameters on the mechanical properties of Areca fine fiber-reinforced phenol formaldehyde composite using Taguchi technique. Journal of Applied Research and Technology, 15(4). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jart.2017.03.003
Author Biographies

Chrispin Das MohanDas

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bethlahem Institute of Engineering, Kanyakumari 629157, Tamil Nadu, India

Athijayamani Ayyanar

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Government College of Engineering, Bodi 625 513, Tamil Nadu, India

Sidhardhan Susaiyappan

Department of Civil Engineering, Government College of Engineering, Tirunelveli 627 007, Tamil Nadu, India

Ramanathan Kalimuthu

Department of Mechanical Engineering, A.C. College of Engineering and Technology, Karaikudi 630 004, Tamil Nadu, India