Mechanical Property Evaluation of Paper Honeycomb reinforced Plastics
To be published on November 21, 2019 by SAE International in United States
Event: NuGen Summit
Mechanical Property Evaluation of Paper Honeycomb Reinforced Plastics Vignesh Balaji S G, Pradeep Hyundai Motor India Engineering Pvt. Ltd, Chennai. India Key Words: Paper Honeycomb, Epoxy Composites, Mechanical Properties, Tensile, Impact & Flexural Test Research and/or Engineering Questions/Objective : Composite Materials are widely being used in many engineering applications because of their desirable properties & Cost, Weight Effectiveness. They are widely being used as their Strength-Weight Ratio is Higher than any Other Material. Paper Honeycomb Material is basically a paper made of honeycomb shapes enforced between layers of Glass Mat. This paper deals with the evaluation of Tensile Strength, Flexural (Three-Point Bending) Strength & Flexural Modulus, Impact Strength of Paper Honeycomb Reinforced Epoxy Composites. The Scope of this Material defines the quality of Paper Honeycomb Reinforced Composites which can be used for Automotive Trim Parts. Methodology: Before beginning the tests, the specimens should be prepared and the steps for the preparation of paper honeycomb reinforced epoxy composites are shown below: 1. Mould Preparation 2. Mixing of Epoxy and Hardener with a ratio of 10:1 3. Preparation of 5 Specimens (Size: 50 X 150 mm) 4. Tensile, Impact and Flexural Tests 5. Results & Analysis Results: The Tensile Strength, Impact Strength & Flexural Strength values of the Paper Honeycomb reinforced epoxy Composites are Tabulated. Results are compared with existing Materials which are widely being used in Automotive Field for Trim parts. This Material can replace existing Plastics for better performance and weight Reduction in the Vehicles. Limitations of this study: Only the Mechanical Aspects of the Material were Tested in this Paper. Further research work needs to be carried out using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) Analysis to study the fracture Characteristics of the Paper Honeycomb reinforced Plastics. What does the paper offer that is new in the field including in comparison to other work by the authors? This Paper elaborates the efficiency of Paper honeycomb structures Reinforced with Epoxy to improve the Mechanical Properties. Related ideas show the Energy Absorbing Properties & Compressive Response of Paper Honeycomb under different Loading Conditions. Conclusion: New composite Materials are being developed for many Engineering Applications. Paper Honeycomb Reinforced Plastics may open up new applications in the field of Automotive Plastics.