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M. Senthil Kumar

Bio: M. Senthil Kumar is an academic researcher from VIT University. The author has contributed to research in topics: Ultimate tensile strength & Composite number. The author has an hindex of 13, co-authored 58 publications receiving 720 citations. Previous affiliations of M. Senthil Kumar include K. S. Rangasamy College of Technology & SKR Engineering College.

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TL;DR: In this paper, fiber reinforced composites were prepared with jute fibers of fiber length 5-6mm and the resins used in this study are polyester and epoxy.

267 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, a rice husk ash particle of 3, 6, 9 and 12% by weight was used to develop metal matrix composites using a liquid metallurgy route.

107 citations

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15 Apr 2019-Energy
TL;DR: In this article, the addition of n-pentanol with biodiesel improves the thermal efficiency of the fuel blend up to 30% as compared to pure biodiesel and showed higher brake thermal efficiency as 27% which is slightly lower than BTE of diesel fuel.

54 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, a detailed analysis was performed to profoundly study the tribological property of various nano clay (Cloisite 25A) loaded epoxy, with and without inclusion of E-glass fiber using Taguchi's technique.

49 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, a comprehensive source of recent literature on epoxy structure, synthesis, modified epoxy, bio-epoxy resin, and its applications is presented, which also aims to cover the recent advances in natur...
Abstract: The versatile characteristic of epoxy and its diversity made it suitable for different industrial applications such as laminated circuit board, electronic component encapsulations, surface coatings, potting, fiber reinforcement, and adhesives. However, the pervasive applications in many high-performance field limited the epoxy use because of their delamination, low impact resistance, inherent brittleness, and fracture toughness behavior. The limitations of epoxy can be overcome by incorporation and modification before their industrial applications. Currently, modified epoxy resins are extensively used in fabrication of natural fiber-reinforced composites and in making its different industrial products because of their superior mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties. Present review article designed to be a comprehensive source of recent literature on epoxy structure, synthesis, modified epoxy, bio-epoxy resin, and its applications. This review article also aims to cover the recent advances in natur...

263 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors cover recent developments from 2013-up to date on hybrid composites, based on natural fibers with other fillers, and the current challenges are also presented.
Abstract: Natural fibers, as replacement of engineered fibers, have been one of the most researched topics over the past years. This is due to their inherent properties, such as biodegradability, renewability and their abundant availability when compared to synthetic fibers. Synthetic fibers derived from finite resources (fossil fuels) and are thus, affected mainly by volatility oil prices and their accumulation in the environment and/or landfill sites as main drawbacks their mechanical properties and thermal properties surpass that of natural fibers. A combination of these fibers/fillers, as reinforcement of various polymeric materials, offers new opportunities to produce multifunctional materials and structures for advanced applications. This article intends to cover recent developments from 2013-up to date on hybrid composites, based on natural fibers with other fillers. Hybrid composites preparation and characterization towards their applicability in advanced applications and the current challenges are also presented.

242 citations

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TL;DR: The OPTO-MECHANICAL DESIGN PROCESS as discussed by the authors is a process for measuring and measuring the performance of an instrument by measuring its parameters, such as the instrument's weight and center of gravity.
Abstract: THE OPTO-MECHANICAL DESIGN PROCESS Introduction Conceptualization Performance Specifications and Design Constraints Preliminary Design Design Analysis and Computer Modeling Error Budgets and Tolerances Experimental Modeling Finalizing the Design Design Reviews Manufacturing the Instrument Evaluating the End Product Documenting the Design References ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES Introduction Parameters of Concern Environmental Testing of Optics References OPTO-MECHANICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF MATERIALS Introduction Materials for Refracting Optics Materials for Reflecting Optics Materials for Mechanical Components Adhesives Sealants Special Coatings for Opto-Mechanical Materials Techniques for Manufacturing Opto-Mechanical Parts References MOUNTING INDIVIDUAL LENSES Introduction Considerations of Centered Optics Cost Impacts of Fabrication Tolerances Lens Weight and Center of Gravity Location Mounting Individual Low-Precision Lenses Mountings for Lenses with Curved Rims Mountings Interfacing with Spherical Surfaces Elastomeric Mountings for Lenses Mounting Lenses on Flexures Alignment of the Individual Lens Mounting Plastic Lenses References MOUNTING MULTIPLE LENSES Introduction Multielement Spacing Considerations Examples of Lens Assemblies with No Moving Parts Examples of Lens Assemblies Containing Moving Parts Lathe Assembly Techniques Microscope Objectives Assemblies Using Plastic Parts Liquid Coupling of Lenses Catadioptric Assemblies Alignment of Multi-Lens Assemblies Alignment of Reflecting Telescope Systems References MOUNTING WINDOWS AND FILTERS Introduction Conventional Window Mounts Special Window Mounts Mounts for Shells and Domes Conformal Windows Filter Mounts Windows Subject to a Pressure Differential References DESIGNING AND MOUNTING PRISMS Introduction Geometric Relationships Designs for Typical Prisms Kinematic and Semikinematic Prism Mounting Principles Mounting Prisms by Clamping Mounting Prisms by Bonding Flexure Mounts for Prisms References DESIGN AND MOUNTING SMALL, NONMETALLIC MIRRORS, GRATINGS, AND PELLICLES Introduction General Considerations Semikinematic Mountings for Small Mirrors Mounting Mirrors by Bonding Flexure Mounts for Mirrors Multiple-Mirror Mounts Mountings for Gratings Pellicle Design and Mounting References LIGHTWEIGHT NONMETALLIC MIRROR DESIGN Introduction Material Considerations Core Cell Configurations Cast Ribbed Substrates Slotted-Strut and Fused Monolithic Substrates Frit-Bonded Substrates Low-Temperature Bonded Substrates Machined-Core Substrates Contoured-Back Solid Mirror Configurations Thin Face Sheet Mirror Configurations Scaling Relationships for Lightweight Mirrors References MOUNTING LARGE, HORIZONTAL-AXIS MIRRORS Introduction General Considerations of Gravity Effects V-Type Mounts Multipoint Edge Supports The Ideal Radial Mount Mercury Tube Mounts Strap and Roller-Chain Mounts Push-Pull Mounts Comparison of Dynamic Relaxation and Finite-Element Analysis Techniques References MOUNTING LARGE VERTICAL-AXIS MIRRORS Introduction Ring Mounts Air Bag (Bladder) Mounts Multiple-Point Supports Metrology Mounts References MOUNTING LARGE, VARIABLE-ORIENTATION MIRRORS Introduction Mechanical Flotation Mounts Hydraulic/Pneumatic Mounts Center-Mounted Mirrors Mounts for Double-Arch Mirrors Bipod Mirror Mounts Thin Face Sheet Mirror Mounts Mounts for Large Space-Borne Mirrors References DESIGN AND MOUNTING OF METALLIC MIRRORS Introduction General Considerations of Metal Mirrors Aluminum Mirrors Beryllium Mirrors Mirrors Made from Other Metals Mirrors with Foam and Metal Matrix Cores Plating of Metal Mirrors Single-Point Diamond Turning of Metal Mirrors Conventional Mountings for Metal Mirrors Integral Mountings for Metal Mirrors Flexure Mountings for Larger Metal Mirrors Interfacing Multiple SPDT Components to Facilitate Assembly and Alignment References OPTICAL INSTRUMENT STRUCTURAL DESIGN Introduction Rigid Housing Configurations Modular Design Principles and Examples A Structural Design for High Shock Loading Athermalized Structural Designs Geometries for Telescope Tube Structures References ANALYSIS OF THE OPTO-MECHANICAL DESIGN Introduction Failure Predictions for Optics Stress Generation at Opto-Mechanical Interfaces Parametric Comparisons of Annular Interface Types Bending Effects Due to Offset Annular Contacts Effects of Temperature Changes Effects of Temperature Gradients Stresses in Cemented and Bonded Optics Due to Temperature Changes Some Effects of Temperature Changes on Elastomerically Mounted Lenses References APPENDIX A: UNITS AND THEIR CONVERSION APPENDIX B: SUMMARY OF METHODS FOR TESTING OPTICAL COMPONENTS AND OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS UNDER ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS APPENDIX C: HARDNESS OF MATERIALS APPENDIX D: GLOSSARY INDEX

219 citations

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TL;DR: In the recent decade, the growth of the natural fiber reinforced polymer (NFRP) composite has made a considerable impact on the polymer composite research and innovation as mentioned in this paper, and this rapid growth warranted their properties over low-cost synthetic fiber composites and reduced environmental impacts.

186 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, a transdisciplinary overview on changes in policy and approach to waste tyres that leads to both solving environmental problem of post-consumer tyres and creating environmentally friendlier novel materials are presented.

184 citations