ABSTRACT An experimental investigation was conducted to study the effect of hybrid composite specimen
subjected to in-plane tensile and compressive loading. The laminated specimens in accordance
with ASTM standards were fabricated using steel and nylon bi-directional mesh as
reinforcements and polyester as the binder. The various volume fractions and fiber orientations
were used in which the percentage of polyester (40%) was maintained constant. From the
investigations it is revealed that, the specimens with higher percentage of steel sustain greater
loads & also the strengths are superior in case of 0/900 oriented specimens. A relationship between the tensile/compressive strength, fiber content and orientation has been established.
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