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Effect of Fibre Loading on the Flexural Properties of Natural Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites

Mathivanan, D. B. and Siregar, J. P. and Bachtiar, Dandi and M. R. M., Rejab and Tezara, C. (2015) Effect of Fibre Loading on the Flexural Properties of Natural Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 695. pp. 1-4. ISSN 1662-7482

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Abstract

The use of pineapple leaf fibres as reinforcement in plastics had increased rapidly in past few years. Thus this project was conducted to determine and compare the flexural strength of pure epoxy and pineapple leaf fibres reinforced epoxy. The natural fibres were mixed with epoxy and hardener by weight percentage fibre content. The process employed to fabricate the specimens was hand lay-up and the natural fibres was oriented randomly. The dimensions of the specimens for flexure test were based on ASTM D790 respectively. The results obtained shows that 15% PALF reinforced epoxy composite achieved the highest flexural strength among the natural fibers reinforced epoxy composites.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pineapple leaf fibres; natural fibre reinforced composites; mechanical properties
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Suhara
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2015 06:47
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2018 05:42
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/8896
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