In recent years, both industrial and academic world are focusing their attention toward the development of sustainable composites, reinforced with natural fibres. In this present work, the tensile behaviour of basalt fiber composites was investigated.
The manufacturing of the composite is done by hand lay method. Morphological analysis was done by scanning electron microscopy. The objective was to study the effect of surface modifications and mechanical properties when tensile test and hardness test was performed on the fibre. It results showed increase in strength of composite 3 when compared to the other two composites.
V.M. Manickavasagam, B.Vijaya Ramnath, S.Swaminathan, R. Sharan, S.Gowtham
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sri Sairam Engineering College, West tambaram, Chennai-44, India.