Study of Mechanical Property of Cenosphere and Clamshell as Filler Material in Jute Epoxy Composite

  • Manoj KumarEmail author
  • Hemalata Jena
  • B. Surekha
  • Sanjukta Sahoo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


This study is involved with the comparative analysis of mechanical properties of jute epoxy composites with cenosphere filler and jute epoxy composites with clamshell filler. The composites are prepared using hand-lay-up method with a different weight percentage of fillers (0 wt%, 5 wt% and 10 wt%). 5 wt% cenosphere-filled jute epoxy composites show improved and higher values for tensile strength, flexural strength and inter-laminar shear strength than jute epoxy composite and 5 wt% clamshell-filled jute epoxy composites, respectively. Composite with 10 wt% cenosphere filler shows the highest value for hardness. There is a decrease in impact strength with increase in filler content for both the fillers in the jute epoxy composites.


Jute fibre Epoxy resin Cenosphere Clamshell Mechanical properties 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manoj Kumar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hemalata Jena
    • 2
  • B. Surekha
    • 2
  • Sanjukta Sahoo
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringRTC Institute of TechnologyOrmanjhi, RanchiIndia
  2. 2.School of Mechanical EngineeringKIIT Deemed to be UniversityBhubaneswarIndia
  3. 3.Department of Civil EngineeringKIIT PolytechnicBhubaneswarIndia

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