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Modelling analysis on mechanical damage of kenaf reinforced composite plates under oblique impact loadings

Roslan, Mohd Nazrul and Ismail, Al Emran and Hashim, Mohd Yussni and Zainulabidin, Mohd Hafeez and Khalid, Siti Nor Azila (2014) Modelling analysis on mechanical damage of kenaf reinforced composite plates under oblique impact loadings. Applied Mechanics and Materials , 465. pp. 1324-1328. ISSN 1660-9336


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This research focuses on the study of oblique impact on kenaf reinforced composite plate. This study summarizes modeling analysis of targets subjected to certain angle of collisions which ranging from 0"-45". Due to the low density, natural fiber such as kenaf fiber provides relatively good mechanical properties than glass fiber. Thus, natwal fibers have high potential for better reinforcement in light weight structures such as aircraft, automobile. In this research, the velocity impact analysis is conducted by using the commercial finite element analysis software, ANSYS. A few finite element models of the nonwoven composite panel and a rigid impactor is developed using ANSYS software. Experimental investigations in determining mechanical properties and validating purposes are conducted in earlier study by using Universal Testing Machine and High Speed Impact Puncher. Total force, total energy, deformation, and energy absorption of kenaf reinforced composite for oblique impact are analyzed and discussed. The rise of oblique angle will increase the energy absorption of the composite.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kenaf composites; Kenaf fiber; modelling analysis; oblique impact
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 and Industrial Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 11 May 2014 07:42
Last Modified: 11 May 2014 07:42
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5396
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