Abstract: Natural fiber has emerged as a renewable and economical substitute to synthetic materials such as glass, carbon, which are used as reinforcements. In this paper work, the objective was to develop, investigate and analyze the mechanical properties of a composite material using bamboo fiber and banana fiber polymer. The long bamboo fiber was extracted using chemical digestion and maceration methods. The fabrication of the composite was carried out using epoxy resin as the matrix and the bamboo fiber and the banana fiber as reinforcement. Tests were carried out to determine the mechanical properties such as tensile, hardness and bending strengths. The results were studied and compared with the conventional materials and it process that the material developed can be used in structural applications with strong dependence on its mechanical properties.
Keywords: Reinforcement, epoxy resin, matrix, bamboo fiber, chemical digestion, banana fiber.