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Fatigue strength of woven kenaf fiber reinforced composites

Ismail, Al Emran and Che Abdul Aziz, M.A. (2015) Fatigue strength of woven kenaf fiber reinforced composites. In: International Conference on Mechanical Engineering Research (ICMER), 18-19 August 2015, Kuantan, Pahang.


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Nowadays, green composites provide alternative to synthetic fibers for non-bearing and load-bearing applications. According to literature review, lack of information is available on the fatigue performances especially when the woven fiber is used instead of randomly oriented fibers. In order to overcome this problem, this paper investigates the fatigue strength of different fiber orientations and number of layers of woven kenaf fiber reinforced composites. Four types of fiber orientations are used namely 00, 150, 300 and 450. Additionally, two numbers of layers are also considered. It is revealed that the fatigue life has no strong relationship with the fiber orientations. For identical fiber orientations, the fatigue life can be predicted considerably using the normalized stress. However as expected, the fatigue life enhancement occur when the number of layer is increased.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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: 23 Sep 2015 07:52
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2015 07:52
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/7232
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