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Wood Plastic Composites (WPC)-Challenges in Prediction of Properties

Gupta, Ritu and Noraziah, Ahmad and Gupta, Arun and Ainul Azila, Che Fauzi (2017) Wood Plastic Composites (WPC)-Challenges in Prediction of Properties. Advanced Science Letters, 23 (11). pp. 11035-11039. ISSN 1936-6612

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Wood plastic composites are emerging as a popular choice for composites and are comprised of wood fibers and plastic as matrix. In this paper an overview on wood plastic composites, their properties, advantages and challenges in predictions is presented. Important factors which affect the properties of the final wood plastic composite product are also highlighted. Researchers use analytical models for prediction of mechanical properties. However there are many parameters which have impact on composite performance as natural wood fibers. It is a very costly and lengthy process to study the impact of each parameter on the composite strength through experiments. Development of suitable simulation model for wood plastic composites is also suggested for making prediction as one of the alternative ways for predicting the composite properties. Such models may be more helpful to improve the understanding of the composite properties and processing in terms of the different parameters involved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Manufacturing; Mechanical Properties and Predictions; Simulation Models; Wood Plastic Composites
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Faculty/Division: Centre of Excellence: IBM Centre of Excellence
Faculty of Computer System And Software Engineering
Depositing User: PM Dr. Noraziah Ahmad
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2018 07:34
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2018 07:34
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