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Development of Short-Carbon-Fiber-Reinforced Polypropylene Composite for Car Bonnet

Rezaei, Fateme and Yunus, Robiah and Ibrahim, Nor Azowa and Mahdi, Elsadig (2008) Development of Short-Carbon-Fiber-Reinforced Polypropylene Composite for Car Bonnet. Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, 47 (4). pp. 351-357. ISSN 0360-2559

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03602550801897323

Abstract

In this paper, short-carbon-fiber-reinforced polypropylene (SCF/PP) composites were prepared with melt blending and hot-pressing techniques. The tensile properties, flexural properties, hardness, and work of fracture (WOF) of this composite were investigated.Thermal stability of the composite was studied via the thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA). Finally, the mechanical properties of this composite were compared to mechanical properties of steel car bonnet in order to choose for car bonnet application. The properties of the composite prepared by 10% SCF/PP is comparable with the properties of carbon steel.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Composites, Flexural, Izod impact test, Short carbon fibers, Work of fracture (WOF)
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Science
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
DOI Number:10.1080/03602550801897323
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ID Code:6011
Deposited By: Najwani Amir Sariffudin
Deposited On:07 May 2010 06:48
Last Modified:05 Aug 2010 03:12

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