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The use of bio-fiber-based hybrid composites in various commercial engineering applications is increasing day by day due to their biodegradability and versatile characteristics. Hence, in the present research investigation, an attempt has been made to scrutinize the mongrelizing possessions under different laminate stacking arrangement concerning Phoenix pusilla fibers (PPFs)/E-glass woven/carbon woven fabric-reinforced epoxy composite laminates through the studies of density, void fraction, and different mechanical strength behavior evaluation of five resulting diverse hybrid composite laminates. The hybrid laminates were prepared by manual hand lay-up technique. The scrutinization of physical and mechanical properties and the study of fractured surfaces specify noteworthy improvement in density, void fraction, tensile properties, flexural properties, and microhardness properties of PPFs/E-glass/carbon fabrics-reinforced hybrid epoxy composites. The overall results conferred that the composite laminates fabricated in the present study could be potentially used in medium load structural applications.
carbon fabrics; e-glass fabrics; hand lay-up; hybridization; phoenix pusilla fibers