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Fracture energy of woven fabric kenaf composite plates with different fiber orientations

Ahmad, Mohd Hilton and Ismail, Al-Emran (2016) Fracture energy of woven fabric kenaf composite plates with different fiber orientations. In: 2016 7th International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Technology, 16-18 July 2016, Curtin University Sarawak.


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Natural fibers are potentially used as composite reinforcement in polymeric materials, but lacking of research exploration such as kenaf fibers has limited implementation in Malaysia. The advantages of natural fibers are renewable, less hazardous during fabrication and handling process and relatively cheaper as compared to synthetic fibers. The objectives of current project are to determine the fracture energy of woven fabric kenaf composite (KFRP) plates with various fiber orientations. The experiment framework includes a variation of fiber orientations as designated in testing series by using single-edge notch (SEN) testing technique. The experimental results demonstrated that testing coupons with woven fabric with 90o fiber orientation has largest fracture toughness Gc value compared to other fiber orientations understudied. Good correlations and findings were found in other parametric studied.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Notched plate; SEN test; woven fabric; kenaf fiber; fracture energy
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Structural and Material Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2017 00:47
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2017 00:47
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/8387
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