Abstract: Now a day’s many companies manufacturing the most advanced submersible pumps with Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) based polymer, which is available in the market for use in domestic, commercial and even research activities. ABS based pumps are widely used in mining, construction and chemical industries. Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrenehasmuch application in the temperature range from -20 to 80°C. The ABS based polymer composites are used in submergible pumps due their important properties such as corrosion resistance, light weight, erosion resistance, etc. In the current work, the technique used for the fabrication of GFRP- ABS laminateis compression molding, as per the ASTM standard. The various tests are conducted as per Design of Experiments. Analysis of experimental data was performed using Minitab software and tests were conducted for Flexural strength, Inter Laminar Shear Stress, Tensile strength. Three factors areconsidered for the Design of Experiments namely, fibre-to-resin ratio, fibre orientation and period of immersion in artificial sea water. The outcomepoints towards Flexural strength; ILSS and Tensile Strength areat highest along 40:60 fibre-to-resin ratio with 0°/90°fiber orientation, longer the contact to sea water more is the fall in the strength of the composite material and also due to sea water diffusing into the composite material specimen, there is an increase in its weight.
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