Fabrication and Mechanical Properties of Iron Slag Matrix Composite Materials


1. Malla Reddy College Of Engginering,

2. Nova College Of Engg&Tech, Jangareddygudam

3.Malla Reddy College Of Engginering,

4. Malla Reddy College Of Engginering, Hyderabad




In recent years composites have attracted substantial importance as a potential structural material. Most basic and common attractive features of composites that make them useful for industrial applications are low cost, low weight, high specific modulus, renewability and biodegradability. In order to meet the dynamic desires of the design engineers the conventional materials are not alone enough. So, by combining these traditional materials with some non-traditional materials hybrid properties can be achieved which is the origin for the composite materials.

Slag, because of its high natural water content, low density, and poor strength characteristics in its natural state is considered unsuitable for engineering construction. However, when Slag was mixed with varying percentages of a polymers and other materials, it was found that the density of the admixtures increased and the permeability decreased with an increase in mechanical properties.

The objective of present work is to use this industrial waste i.e. Slag as particulate filler material to the epoxy matrix composites by moulding technique with different weight fractions ( 0%, 5%,10%, 15%, 20% ) to study the mechanical behaviour  of reinforced polymer composite material. The change in weight is studied for Slag under different tests like, tensile, bending and impact for obtaining the result. The conclusion helps us to predict the mechanical behaviour of various constituents of Slag had resulted in better mechanical properties. The composite can be regarded as a useful light weight engineering material.

Key words: composite materials, matrix phase, slag composition.




International eJournal of Mathematical Sciences, Technology and Humanities

Volume 2, Issue 4, Pages:  684 - 697