This investigation focuses on the effect of fibre length and fibre content of basalt
fibre on mechanical properties of the fabricated composites. Specimen prepared with short
basalt fibre as reinforcing materials and polyester resin as a matrix in polymer composite.
Based on the availability, different fibre length was taken and fabrication was done with
compression moulding machine, keeping the mould closing as constant and increasing the
content of fibre in the composites. Specimens were subjected to tensile strength, flexural
strength and impact strength test and the failure of the composite was examined with the help
of scanning electron microscopy (SEM).
Keywords: short basalt fibre; fibre length; polymer composites; mechanical properties
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