The Investigation of Mechanical Properties on Natural Fiber Composites for Recurve Bow Material Selection

F. A., Fauzi and Z., Ghazalli and Siregar, J. P. and Zahari, Taha and K., Kadirgama and Nasrul Hadi, Johari (2015) The Investigation of Mechanical Properties on Natural Fiber Composites for Recurve Bow Material Selection. Advances in Environmental Biology, 9 (25). pp. 27-31. ISSN 1995-0756(Print); 1998-1066(Online). (Published)

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Substitution of synthetic fiber composites with natural fiber in the applications such as automotive and construction are increasing. However, the usage of natural fibers in sports applications are still in its infancy stage. In this paper, the investigation of mechanical properties of the untreated and treated short kenaf fiber, pineapple leaf fiber (PALF) and mengkuang fiber reinforced epoxy composites were presented. These fibers were treated using sodium hydroxide (NaOH). The NaOH concentration were varied from 1%, 3% and 5%. The mixture of natural fibers reinforced composites were poured in to the glass mould and left to dry in a room temperature for 24 hours. The fibers were soaked in 1%, 3% and 5% NaOH concentration and was dried in aging oven. Results showed that tensile strength and flexural strength increase with increasing the NaOH cconcentration. It was concluded that kenaf fiber, PALF and mengkuang fiber have different optimum NaOH concentration

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mechanical properties; treated fiber; recurve bow material selection, natural fiber
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Centre of Excellence: Automotive Engineering Centre
Centre of Excellence: Automotive Engineering Centre

Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Zakri Ghazalli
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2016 01:15
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2017 07:13
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