A Review on Properties of Basalt Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites

This article presents an overview on material properties such as mechanical properties under static and dynamic loading, tribological properties and thermal properties of basalt fiber reinforced polymer composites.

Necessary rock studies of the gabbro and andesite basalt groups for the suitability as the raw material base for the production of continuous basalt fiber (CBF). A unique technique including laboratory melting and pilot-industrial melting at the high-tech equipment.

Recent days natural fibers are increasingly projected as an alternative to traditional synthetic fibers (glass and carbon fiber) which has an adverse effect on the environment.

Among the various natural fibers (plant, animal, mineral etc.) basalt fibers have extensively used in various fields of engineering and a lot of research activities has been carried out to study the material properties of basalt fibers by reinforcing it with polymer matrix materials.

Basalt fibers are mineral fiber with mechanical properties near or above glass fibers and low cost when compared to carbon fibers. There is a need for research on composite materials which is indeed helpful in solving the problems of society/ industrial sector.

Vikas G.1 , 2, Sudheer M.²
1 – Department of Mechanical Engineering, St. Joseph Engineering College, Mangaluru, India
2 – Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management, Mangaluru, India


Companies: Mechanical Properties

Countries: India

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