Interfacial shear, tensile strength and young modulus of kenaf fiber: the effects from different settings of alkali treatment

Hashim, Mohd Yussni and Mohd Amin, Azriszul and Marwah, Omar Mohd Faizan and Othman, Mohd Hilmi and Johar, Muhammad Akmal and Ng, Chuan Huat and Mamat, S.B. (2018) Interfacial shear, tensile strength and young modulus of kenaf fiber: the effects from different settings of alkali treatment. Key Engineering Materials, 791. pp. 10-18. ISSN 1662-9795

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The project explained about what happened to fiber matrix interfacial shear strength, fiber tensile strength and fiber Young modulus when different alkali treatment settings were applied. Kenaf fiber were exposed to different alkali concentration, immersion duration and immersion temperature. To determine the interfacial shear strength (IFSS), unsaturated polyester matrix was utilised to expose the properties. The effects of alkali treatment on sample mechanical properties were successfully evaluated, whereby the treated sample's IFSS showed slightly higher value compared to untreated kenaf fiber at all settings. Meanwhile, the IFSS value was increased at low alkali concentration and decreased with the increment of alkali concentration percentage. On the other hand, untreated kenaf fiber tensile strength and Young modulus average value was 632MPa and 40.65GPa respectively. It was also established that the sample's tensile strength was keep reducing after treatment at all settings. At 30 minutes constant immersion duration, the percentage of kenaf fiber tensile strength decrement was 42.57% when other treatment settings increased. Furthermore, a decline pattern was obtained in term of sample tensile strength and Young modulus when the alkali treatment increased at all settings.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alkali treatment settings; kenaf fiber; interfacial shear strength; fiber tensile strength
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing Engineering
Depositing User: Miss Afiqah Faiqah Mohd Hafiz
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2021 02:30
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2021 02:30

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