|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Deriving Value from Challenging Waste Streams: Recycling and Sustainability Joint Session
||Manufacturing and Testing of a Poultry Feather Fiber Based Honeycomb Core Reinforced with Natural-fiber Yarn
||Sandesh Kiran Swamidas, B.M.Rajaprakash
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Sandesh Kiran Swamidas
The challenges of feather fiber composite laminates are quite unique. The industrial applications of feather fiber composites are very minimal. Generally feather fiber composites are polymer based composites with random fiber orientation. The fiber volume fraction in feather fiber based composites is less than 15%. Weight and strength benefits of feather fibers were not realized due to high volume of matrix. A feather fiber composite predominantly uses feather barbs. Load bearing capabilities of feather fiber composites is unpredictable due to anisotropic nature of the composite.
A novel honeycomb core made of feather fiber reinforced composite consisting of a polymer matrix reinforced with waste cotton yarn is introduced. The feather fiber based 6mm and 10mm cell honeycombs are manufactured using two compression-molding techniques. The results from this study suggest that feather fiber reinforced cores have the potential to be an alternative to standard cores in applications that sustain compressive static loads.