Experimental Studies on the Effect of Basalt Powder Inclusion on Mechanical Properties of Hybrid Epoxy and Polyester Composites Reinforced with Glass Fiber

  • S. Mahesh BabuEmail author
  • M. Venkateswara Rao
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


The studies of new material development require specific properties for easy fabrication of high-quality products in research as well as in industrial applications. In this paper, the effect of basalt powder addition on mechanical properties of glass fiber reinforcement of polymer composites was experimentally investigated. The samples were prepared as per ASTM standards using by hand layup process. The mechanical properties and comparative studies of on these hybrid composites were predicted by means of tensile test, flexural test, Charpy impact strength method and hardness test. In the present work, results showed that the inclusion of basalt powder improves strength of the hybrid polymer composites reinforced with glass fiber.


Glass fiber Basalt powder Polymer composites Mechanical properties 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringAcharya Nagarjuna University College of Engineering and TechnologyGunturIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringBapatla Engineering CollegeBapatla, GunturIndia

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