Taguchi Analysis on Impact Strength of Glass-Nylon Fiber Alumina Filler Reinforced Hybrid Composites


Dilip Kumar K†*, Shantharaja M‡


†Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, UVCE, Bangalore University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India – 560001.
‡ Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte, Karnataka, India -574110/VTU BelgaviKarnataka, India -590018.

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In engineering applications, the scientists showed great interest in polymer-based composites because of specific characteristics enhancement. Incorporating different fibers and nanofillers into polymer systems can enhance some of the resin’s properties as well as the fibers’, making a composite that is more efficient than even some metals. Composites with nanofibrous fillers and epoxy resins are fabricated and tested to increase the impact strength of the hybrid composites that can be used in structural applications including automobiles, aerospace, military, and many others. An investigation of the effect of Alumina nanoparticles on glass/nylon composites has been undertaken. Taguchi’s Design of Experiment method is used to determine the factors, levels of factors, and number of test models that will be considered for the experiments as well as the analysis. With an increase in the nanofiller content, increases the impact strength of the hybrid composite, according to the experimental results. With the Glass Fiber and Nylon fibers addition to hybrid composites, the excellent interaction between these two fibers and the Alumina nanoparticles reduces agglomeration. This good interaction increases the impact strength of hybrid composites, which can be added up to 20%.