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Mechanical properties and microstructure of cocos nucifera (coconut) coir fibres


Awang, Lokman and Salleh, Zulzamri and Mohd Yusop, Mohd Yuzri and Roslee, Ahmad Azmeer and Salit, Mohd Sapuan and Ishak, Mohamad Ridzwan (2012) Mechanical properties and microstructure of cocos nucifera (coconut) coir fibres. In: Asian International Conference on Materials, Minerals and Polymer (MAMIP 2012), 23-24 Mar. 2012, Vistana Hotel, Penang. .


In this research, the mechanical properties of three types of coconut (cocos nucifera) fibres were investigated specifically young coconut (YC), ripe coconut (RP) and Komeng coconut (KC). Tensile test was carried out using Universal Testing Machine with a load capacity of 5kN in accordance to ASTM D 3379 standard for single fibre tensile test. Tensile test showed that tensile strength ranges between (0.10-31.15MPa) for KC, followed by RC(0.03-16.95MPa) and YC (0.07-12.01MPa). The morphology of these three coir fibres and shell surface were also investigated using optical microscope.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Keywords: Coconut; Komeng; Cocos Nucifera; Mechanical properties; Coir fibre
Depositing User: Azian Edawati Zakaria
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2015 07:06
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2018 06:22
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/39693
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