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Tensile strength of woven yarn kenaf fiber reinforced polyester composites

Ismail, Al Emran and Che Abdul Aziz, Mohd Aswadi (2015) Tensile strength of woven yarn kenaf fiber reinforced polyester composites. Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Sciences (JMES), 9. pp. 1695-1704. ISSN 2289-4659


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This paper presents the tensile strength of woven kenaf fiber reinforced polyester composites. The as-received yarn kenaf fiber is weaved and then aligned into specific fiber orientations before it is hardened with polyester resin. The composite plates are shaped according to the standard geometry and uni-axially loaded in order to investigate the tensile responses. Two important parameters are studied such as fiber orientations and number of layers. According to the results, it is shown that fiber orientations greatly affected the ultimate tensile strength but it is not for modulus of elasticity for both types of layers. It is estimated that the reductions of both ultimate tensile strength and Young’s modulus are in the range of 27.7-30.9% and 2.4-3.7% respectively, if the inclined fibers are used with respect to the principal axis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: kenaf yarn; tensile strength; natural fiber composites; woven kenaf fibers
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Engineering Mechanics
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2017 03:32
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2017 03:32
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/8104
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