Mechanical Characterization of Corn FiberPolypropylene Reinforced Composites at Different Fiber Weight FractionsEnriched UsingMaleic Anhydride Grafted Polypropylene

  • Dr. PHV Sesha Talpa Sai, Dr. Amiya Bhaumik, Basavaraj Danappanavar, Umesh Joseph, Abhilash George


The demand for high strength and less weight materials has been increased more particularly in
aircraft and automobile industry. Even though various advanced high strength materials and composites have
been emerged still this area has a key focus among the researchers due to its high demand in the industry.
Considering the economical aspect and without compromising the strength various researchers has given
attention towards the usage of Natural fibersfor composite laminates due to their ease of availability and
sustainability. This paper focus on Corn Fiber reinforced Polypropylene Composites areproduced by adding
fibers at different weight fractions as 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 percentage to the weight of the matrix.0.5 % of
Maleic Anhydride Grafted Polypropylene isusedas an intermittent connection layer for enriching the composite
properties.Mechanical testing such as tensile, bending and impact were also carried out to ensure the
mechanical strength of the specimen.