Keyword Search:


Bookmark and Share

Effects of fiber volume fraction on unidirectional kenaf/epoxy composites: the transition region

Abdullah, Abdul Hakim and Abdan, Khalina and Ali, Aidy (2011) Effects of fiber volume fraction on unidirectional kenaf/epoxy composites: the transition region. Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, 50 (13). pp. 1362-1366. ISSN 0360-2559; ESSN: 1525-6111

[img] PDF (Abstract)
35Kb

Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0360255...

Abstract

This article presents the effects of fiber volume fraction on the existence of a transition region in unidirectional kenaf/epoxy composites. The composites were made from hand Lay-up techniques, with three formulations of fiber volume fraction employed: 0% (neat), 15% and 45%. The results showed that tensile properties such as tensile strength and modulus of elasticity increased as the fiber volume increased. The stress-strain curves showed that the kenaf/epoxy composites exhibited bi-linear responses with reductions in the modulus of elasticity. Surface morphology aided by a scanning electron microscope (SEM) revealed that the reduction in the modulus of elasticity was due to matrix cracking.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Composite; Epoxy resin; Kenaf fibre
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Engineering
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
DOI Number:10.1080/03602559.2011.584239
Altmetrics:http://www.altmetric.com/details.php?domain=psasir.upm.edu.my&doi=10.1080/03602559.2011.584239
ID Code:23050
Deposited By: Nabilah Mustapa
Deposited On:03 Dec 2015 15:47
Last Modified:03 Dec 2015 15:47

Repository Staff Only: Edit item detail

Document Download Statistics

This item has been downloaded for since 03 Dec 2015 15:47.

View statistics for "Effects of fiber volume fraction on unidirectional kenaf/epoxy composites: the transition region"