Effect of Eggshell Particulate Reinforcement on Tensile Behavior of Eggshell–Epoxy Composite
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This work examines the prospects of eggshells as a reinforcing agent in polymer composite. Initially, the scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was done on the eggshell particles for morphology analysis. The 4, 8 and 12 wt% of eggshell particulate epoxy composite samples were fabricated using hand lay-up technique. The tensile behavior of the eggshell reinforced epoxy composite was investigated according to ASTM standards. The results of the tensile behavior of eggshells reinforced epoxy composite show affirmative results when compared with bare epoxy. The 4 wt% eggshell particulate addition is found to be the optimum percentage for tensile strength and the tensile modulus.
KeywordsEggshells Epoxy Composite Tensile strength Tensile modulus
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