Mechanical properties of layered laminated woven bamboo gigantochloa scortechinii/epoxy composites

Rassiah, Kannan and Megat Ahmad, M. M. H. and Ali, Aidy and Abdullah, Abd Halid and Nagapan, Sasitharan (2018) Mechanical properties of layered laminated woven bamboo gigantochloa scortechinii/epoxy composites. Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 26 (4). 1328 - 1342. ISSN 1566-2543

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This study investigated the application of bamboo as a natural composite, in which its potential as a composite material had been examined for 2–6 layers. In precise, the woven bamboo (BW) formed the culm fiber composite with an average of 0.5 mm thickness and 5.0 mm width strip. In addition, this study looked into a specific type of bamboo species known as Gigantochloa Scortechinii (Buluh Semantan), which can be found in Malaysia. This laminated plain BW, which had been reinforced with epoxy (EP), was developed by applying the hand lay-up technique. After that, the specimens were characterized via mechanical analyses, for instance, tensile, flexural, hardness, and impact tests. As a result, the 2-layer BW had displayed rather excellent results chiefly due to the incorporation of epoxy composite, although this is exceptional hardness value.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Woven bamboo; Epoxy; Layer; Composite laminate; Gigantochloa scortechinii; Mechanical properties
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials
Divisions: Faculty of Civil Engineering and Built Environment > Department of Civil Engineering : Structural and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: UiTM Student Praktikal
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2022 07:11
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2022 07:11

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