INVESTIGATION OF MICROWAVES FURNACE EFFECT ON THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF COMPOSITE MATERIAL
Marwah Sabah Fakhri†, Sadiq Jaffar Aziz‡ & Aseel Hamad Abed††
†Assistant Lecturer, Re-construction and Projects Directorate, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research-Baghdad, Iraq
‡Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Technology-Baghdad, Iraq
††Production Engineering and Metrology Department, University of Technology-Baghdad, Iraq
*Corresponding Author Email: [email protected]
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The need for low weight, low-priced materials, and appropriate properties is to reduce the dependence on mineral materials. The engineers were directed to meet non-metallic materials to achieve these requirements to the extent possible. In this study, the effect of using microwave oven to cure the composite materials tube, which was made by mixing of fiber galas with epoxy during the preparation process that was studied. The material was subjected to a microwave of 290 W for periods of time (5, 10, 15, and 20) min. The finite element method (FEM) within commercial Ansys APDL software Vr.15 was employed for simulating the composite tube to determine the max stresses of hoop, radial and longitudinal stresses and max deformation with max pressure for all cases under microwaves oven effect. The results of the simulation showed that the simulation outputs indicated that the stresses in composite tube decrease with the increasing time of hitting in microwaves furnace.