A Review on Recent Applications and Future Prospectus of Hybrid Composites
Gururaja M N1, A N Hari Rao2

1Gururaja M N, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering MVJCE, Bangalore.
2A N Hari Rao, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering S J C E, Mysore.
Manuscript received on December 07, 2011. | Revised Manuscript received on December 24, 2011. | Manuscript published on January 05, 2012. | PP: 352-355 | Volume-1 Issue-6, January 2012. | Retrieval Number: F0342121611/2012©BEIESP
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Abstract: Hybrid composite Materials have extensive engineering application where strength to weight ratio, low cost and ease of fabrication are required. Hybrid composites provide combination of properties such as tensile modulus, compressive strength and impact strength which cannot be realized in composite materials. In recent times hybrid composites have been established as highly efficient, high performance structural materials and their use is increasing rapidly. Hybrid composites are usually used when a combination of properties of different types of fibres have to be achieved, or when longitudinal as well as lateral mechanical performances are required. The investigation of the novel applications of hybrid composites has been of deep interest to the researchers for many years as evident from reports. This paper presents a review of the current status of hybrid composite materials technology, in terms of materials available and properties, and an outline of some of the trends, obvious and speculative, with emphasis on various applications including some details of smart hybrid composites.
Keywords: Hybrid composites, strength, stiffness, tensile modulus, smart hybrid composites.