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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). pp. 1328-1342. ISSN 15662543

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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 lay- ers. 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 Gigantoch- loa 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 excep- tional hardness value.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Woven bamboo; epoxy; layer; composite laminate; Gigantochloa scortechinii; mechanical properties
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Construction Engineering and Architecture
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2019 07:00
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2019 07:00
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/11228
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