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Acoustic performance of green polymer foam from renewable resources after UV exposure

Mat Hassan, Nik Normunira and Mohd Rus, Anika Zafiah and Ghazali, Mohd Imran (2013) Acoustic performance of green polymer foam from renewable resources after UV exposure. In: International Conference on Mechanical Engineering Research (ICMER2013), 1-3 July 2013, Kuantan, Pahang. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Flexible and rigid green polymer foam were prepared by the reaction of polyol based on waste vegetable oil with commercial Polymethane Polyphenyl Isocyanate (Modified Polymeric-MDI) and Diisocyanate-diphenylmethane (MDI). The effect of the Ultraviolate (UV) on flexible and rigid green polymer foam was examined by Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and acoustic study of sound absorption coefficient (α). The morphology structure of rigid green polymer foam gives a close cell structure and smallest cell size with UV exposure as compared to flexible green polymer foam which gives open cell structure and largest cell size after UV exposure.The α of flexible green polymer foam gives better as compare to the α of rigid green foam at low frequency level before UV exposure. The noise reduction coefficient (NRC) of flexible green polymer foam is higher, 0.2339 as compared to rigid green foam which is 0.1407. The NRC of flexible green polymer foam drop to 24.41 % with exposure up to 240 hours on UV light. The UV light was influenced by the sound absorption level with lower frequency, hence less ductile characteristic of the flexible and rigid green polymer foam.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: green polymer foam; UV light; sound absorption coefficient
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 03:41
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 03:41
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/4074
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