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Investigation on the tensile strength of treated and untreated woven sugar palm fibre reinforced composites

Mahzan @ Mohd Zin, Shahruddin and M. Bahtiar, Wahieda and Mohamad, Zaleha (2014) Investigation on the tensile strength of treated and untreated woven sugar palm fibre reinforced composites. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 660. pp. 588-592. ISSN 1662-7482

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Natural fibres offer environmental benefits such as biodegradable and can be obtained from renewable resources. However, there is lack of investigations done to characterize and compare different types and orientation done on the natural fibres. This paper determines the tensile strength of sugar palm fibres under various treatment processes. The composites were fabricated using woven sugar-palm fibre treated with alkali and acid and used epoxy resin as the matrices for the composite. The tensile test was done to determine the tensile strength of the composite and the surface morphological analysis was done using SEM. The results demonstrated that the composite with the alkali treated fibres produced higher tensile strength compared to untreated and acid treated fibres. With these properties, it shows that treated woven sugar-palm fibre composite can withstand high stress load during operation compared to untreated fibres reinforced composites.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: woven sugar palm composite; tensile strength; chemical treatment
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 Engineering Mechanics
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2015 06:42
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2015 06:42
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6420
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