Impact of biaxial square woven jute fabric reinforcement on mechanical performance of polyester-based composites

Sezgin H., Enis I. Y., Berkalp Ö. B.

INDIAN JOURNAL OF FIBRE & TEXTILE RESEARCH, vol.43, no.2, pp.252-256, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.252-256
  • Keywords: Biaxial woven fabric, Composite, Compression molding, Jute fibre, Mechanical testing, Polyester, woven fabric, HYBRID COMPOSITES, TENSILE
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, 4, 6 and 8 plied biaxial square woven jute fabric reinforced polyester composites have been fabricated by the compression molding technique. The physical properties (void fraction, fibre/volume and fibre/weight ratios) and mechanical properties (tensile, flexural and impact strength) of the composites are investigated. According to the physical evaluation test results, the highest void content is calculated for 8 plied composites (11%), where the fibre volume ratio (41.7%) and weight ratio (46.4%) are also maximum. The mechanical test results show that with the increase in jute fabric plies from four to eight, tensile strength, flexural stress and impact resistance improve by 25%, 100% and 340% respectively.