Analysis of Blending Shredded Currency Note Waste with Banana Fiber Towards Enhancing Strength of Composites

IJEP 42(8): 950-956 : Vol. 42 Issue. 8 (August 2022)

Ashok G. Matani*

Government College of Engineering, Department Mechanical Engineering, Amravati – 444 606, Maharashtra, India


Today fast growing world has an effect on the environment due to pollution which is from burning waste material, like banana fiber from pseudo stem plants and waste shredded currency notes from Reserve bank of India. Instead of burning these natural resources, recycling is the best method for pollution control. The advantages of such conventional fiber are low density, low-cost, comparable strength, minimum waste disposal and non-toxicity. The experimental procedure include composite material prepared from the shredded currency note and banana fiber with evaluation of mechanical properties. Composite material samples with various fiber proportional rations were prepared with the help of a handmade process and applied pressure at atmospheric temperature. The impact loading, flexural and tensile strength of sample pieces were determined through mechanical testing. The final results are according to proportional rations as at the 4:1 ratio the maximum impact strength was obtained and at 1:1 ratio the maximum flexural strength and maximum tensile strength were obtained from the composite samples. FEA model with various fibre volume fractions was conducted under varying loading conditions; the ANSYS software version 2021 was used to estimate the tensile, flexural and impact strengths of same fibre composites.


Banana fiber, Composite material, Currency note waste, Environmental pollution, High tensile strength, High flexural strength, High impact strength


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