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Preliminary review of biocomposites materials for aircraft radome application


Haris, Mohd Yusoff and Abang Abdul Majid, Dayang Laila and Zainudin, Edi Syams and Mustapha, Faizal and Zahari, Rizal and Halim, Zahurin (2011) Preliminary review of biocomposites materials for aircraft radome application. Key Engineering Materials, 471-472. pp. 563-567. ISSN 1013-9826; ESSN: 1662-9795


An aircraft radome usually refer to radar transparent, dome-shape structures which protects radar antennas on aircraft from aerodynamic loading, weather as well as impacts from bird strikes. Materials that are used for small aircraft radome usually have low dielectric constant and high toughness. Current composite material using high strength fibers such as glass fiber, carbon and aramid are commonly used in aerospace structures. However, the need for biodegradable materials has prompted the usage of natural fibers. Natural fibers have comparable mechanical properties such as low weight, low cost, renewable and biodegradable. In this preliminary work, comprehensive reviews of biocomposites materials are discussed in term of their properties for the purpose of evaluation for aircraft radome application. The present review will cover five local natural fibers namely bamboo, banana, kenaf, oil palm and pineapple leaf fiber.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.471-472.563
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications
Keywords: Biocomposites; Kenaf; Radome
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2015 01:47
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2015 01:47
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/22933
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