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Vibration exposure analysis of the polysiloxane reinforced with rice husk silica

Mahzan@Mohd Zin, Shahruddin and Azmi, Mohd Azham and Taib, Hariati and Mohammad, Nurul Emi Ain (2014) Vibration exposure analysis of the polysiloxane reinforced with rice husk silica. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 660. pp. 531-535. ISSN 1662-7482

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One of approaches to protect devices from unpleasant vibrating disturbances is by employing a vibration absorber. This paper explores the viability of polysiloxane as raw material, added with rice husk silica fillers to produce a vibration absorbent sheet. The polysiloxane reinforced with rice husk sheets were made using hot compression moulding technique. The samples were tested for its density and tensile tests according to related standards. As for vibration test, a portable hand grinder was used to estimate the vibration exposure experienced by the users. The polysiloxane sheets were strapped on the tool’s handle and the vibration exposure was measured. The result shows that by applying the polysiloxane sheets on the tool grinder reduces the vibration magnitude by a maximum value of 38 percents. The longest vibration time exposure was recorded for 6.42 hours, improved by 150 percents from the original vibration time exposure of 2.52 hours. The results also demonstrated that polysiloxane with 4 wt. % rice husk silica was the optimum combination for vibration application since it produced highest vibration magnitude reduction and longest vibration exposure time of grinder applications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: polysiloxane; vibration exposure; rice husk silica
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA349-359 Mechanics of engineering. Applied mechanics
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Engineering Mechanics
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2015 08:04
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2015 08:04
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6479
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