Potentiality of utilizing woven pineapple leaf fibre for polymer composites

Hadi, Agung Efriyo and Siregar, Januar Parlaungan and Cionita, Tezara and Norlaila, Mohd Bakeri and Muhammad Amin, Mohd Badari and Irawan, Agustinus Purna and Jamiluddin, Jaafar and Rihayat, Teuku and Ramli, Junid and Fitriyana, Deni Fajar (2022) Potentiality of utilizing woven pineapple leaf fibre for polymer composites. Polymers, 14 (13). pp. 1-11. ISSN 2073-4360. (Published)

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Pineapple leaf fibre (PALF) is one of the natural fibres with the highest tensile strength and cellulose content. This has led to the investigation of the application of short, long, random mats, and unidirectional types as reinforcement agents, but there is limited study on the usage of woven PALF in composites. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the potential of this woven PALF in reinforcing epoxy resin (ER) composite as well as the effect of layering numbers and fibre orientations on the mechanical properties of the product. This involved using hand lay-up and press moulding with a hydraulic machine to produce the composite and specimen test while 2, 3, and 4 layers of woven PALF were used as the layering number parameter. Moreover, the warp and weft direction of the woven PALF were used to simulate the effect of fibre orientation in composites. The findings showed that the 3-layer woven PALF performed better in terms of tensile and flexural properties than the other layers. It was also discovered that the orientation of the composite with warp direction is slightly higher than the weft direction. Furthermore, the scanning electron microscopic (SEM) method was applied to analyse the tensile fracture of the composites and the results showed that the interfacial adhesion of the 3-layer woven PALF successfully transferred the load to the epoxy resin matrix due to its reinforcement role in composites.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Indexed by Scopus
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fibre orientation; Layering number; Natural fibre; Pineapple leaf; Woven
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering
Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Depositing User: Mr Muhamad Firdaus Janih@Jaini
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2022 08:17
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2022 08:17
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/35118
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