The tensile performance of r-PET bottle string: effects of different string sizes and cutting axes

Nasir, Khairani and Abdul Rashid, Azrin Hani and Abd. Razak, Nurul Atikah and Shaari, Muhammad Farid and Roslan, Mohd Nazrul and Shamsudin, Shazarel and Ansar, Mohd Shukri and Husain, Siti Nor Hawanis and Dzulkefli, Syafiqah and Marsi, Noraini (2019) The tensile performance of r-PET bottle string: effects of different string sizes and cutting axes. Universal Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 7 (6C). pp. 1-6. ISSN 2332-3353

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Recently, plastic waste has become one of the global issues which contributes to severe environmental pollution and threatens marine life as it takes a longer time to decompose. This study was aimed to protect the environment by recycling waste materials to reduce solid wastes. Recycled polyethylene terephthalate string was used in the study to identify tensile properties. The main aim of this research was to identify the tensile strength properties by investigating different string sizes for the r-PET bottle (4 mm, 5 mm, and 6 mm) at different cutting axes (horizontal and vertical). According to ASTM D882-02, the tensile strength test was conducted with a load cell of 50 N and crosshead speed of 50 mm/min at room temperature. To reduce the possibility of nuisance factors that will affect the result, five repetitive tests were carried out and Minitab R.18 software was used to analyse the obtained data. Results revealed that the 4 mm string in both cutting axes demonstrated the highest strength of tensile performance and modulus elasticity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cutting Axis; String Size; Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate; Tensile Strength
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD878-894 Special types of environment, Including soil pollution, air pollution, noise pollution
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering Technology > Department of Mechnical Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Miss Afiqah Faiqah Mohd Hafiz
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2022 02:52
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2022 02:52

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