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Properties of Polyurethane Foam/Coconut Coir Fiber as a Core Material and as a Sandwich Composites Component

M. A., Azmi and H. Z., Abdullah and M. I., Idris (2013) Properties of Polyurethane Foam/Coconut Coir Fiber as a Core Material and as a Sandwich Composites Component. In: International Conference on Mechanical Engineering Research (ICMER2013), 1-3 July 2013 , Bukit Gambang Resort City, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. pp. 1-7..

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Abstract

This research focuses on the fabrication and characterization of the sandwich composites panel using glass fiber composite skin and polyurethane foam reinforced coconut coir fiber core. The main objectives are to characterize the physical and mechanical properties and to elucidate the effect of coconut coir fibers in polyurethane foam cores and sandwich composites panel. Coconut coir fibers were used as reinforcement in polyurethane foams in which later were applied as the core in sandwich composites ranged from 5 wt% to 20 wt%. The physical and mechanical properties found to be significant at 5 wt% coconut coir fiber in polyurethane foam cores as well as in sandwich composites. It was found that composites properties serve better in sandwich composites construction.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coconut Coir; Polyurethane Foam; Polyurethane Moulding; Sandwich Composites.
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: mala
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2014 06:48
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2015 09:16
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/3909
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