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Effects of fabric counts and weave designs on the properties of laminated woven kenaf/carbon fibre reinforced epoxy hybrid composites


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Alias, Aisyah Humaira and Md. Tahir, Paridah and Abdan, Khalina and Salit, Mohd Sapuan and Wahab, Md. Saidin and Berkalp, Omer Berk and Lee, Ching Hao and Lee, Seng Hua (2018) Effects of fabric counts and weave designs on the properties of laminated woven kenaf/carbon fibre reinforced epoxy hybrid composites. Polymers, 10 (12). art. no. 1320. pp. 1-19. ISSN 2073-4360

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The effects of different fabric materials namely weave designs (plain and satin) and fabric counts (5 × 5 and 6 × 6) on the properties of laminated woven kenaf/carbon fibre reinforced epoxy hybrid composites were evaluated. The hybrid composites were fabricated from two types of fabric, i.e., woven kenaf that was made from a yarn of 500tex and carbon fibre, by using vacuum infusion technique and epoxy resin as matrix. The panels were tested for tensile, flexural, and impact strengths. The results have revealed that plain fabric is more suitable than satin fabric for obtaining high tensile and impact strengths. Using a fabric count of 5 × 5 has generated composites that are significantly higher in flexural modulus as compared to 6 × 6 which may be attributed to their structure and design. The scanned electron micrographs of the fractured surfaces of the composites demonstrated that plain woven fabric composites had better adhesion properties than satin woven fabric composites, as indicated by the presence of notably lower amount of fibre pull out.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.3390/polym10121320
Publisher: MDPI
Keywords: Fabric; Woven kenaf; Plain; Satin; Hybrid composites
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2019 16:39
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2019 16:39
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/14438
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