Effect Of Flyash Particles On Static Fracture Toughness Of GFRP Composites
The objective of this work is to obtain the static fracture toughness of woven E-glass fibre reinforced epoxy resin
composite (GFRP) with the addition of flyash particles. Three point bending test was performed to determine the static
fracture toughness of the specimens. Results indicate that static fracture toughness increases with addition of flyash filler
which clearly shows that flyash particles eviate the crack which leads to increase in crack length and ultimately increases the
static fracture toughness of the specimen.
Keywords- Glass fiber; Epoxy resin ; Flyash ; Static fracture toughness;