Abstract— material. Recently, scientists have also started using composites

Abstract— This paper assesses the mechanical properties of
horse hair strengthened epoxy composites. The impact of
fiber stacking and length on mechanical properties like
hardness, flexibility, impact strength and wear of composites
is investigated. Trials were facilitated on polymer composites
with horse hair fiber in different contents i.e. 0%, 5%, 10%
and 15% and with moving length of horse hair i.e. 1.5, and 3
cm. By testing of composites, it is clear that there is a basic
effect of horse hair reinforcement on the mechanical
properties of composites. The test outcomes are shown and
conclusions are drawn.
Key words: Tribological, Horsehair Strengthened Composite
I. INTRODUCTION
As science and technology is advancing, the need of materials
having significantly specific properties is increasing which
cannot be fulfilled by the use of polymers or metal
composites. This calls for new types of composite materials.
Further, these composite materials are now being extensively
used in various fields.
Composites can be defined as a material made from
two or more than two parent constituent material with
different physical or chemical properties. The characteristic
properties of the composite is different from its parent
materials. The new material thus produced is preferred due to
several reasons like higher strength, lower weight or less
expensive than traditional material. Recently, scientists have
also started using composites as actuators, sensors and
communicators. These are also known as Robotic Materials.
The discontinuous phase of a composite is known as
the reinforcement which is usually harder and stronger than
the matrix which is called continuous phase. The purpose of
the matrix material is to keep the reinforcements as per the
required location and orientation. The properties of the
constituents and the properties of the material when they are
joined (Composite) is totally different.