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Monotonic and fatigue properties of kenaf /glass hybrid composites under fully reversed cyclic loading


Sharba, Mohaiman Jaffar and Leman, Zulkiflle and Hameed Sultan, Mohamed Thariq and Ishak, Mohamad Ridzwan and Mohamed Ariff, Azmah Hanim (2015) Monotonic and fatigue properties of kenaf /glass hybrid composites under fully reversed cyclic loading. In: 3rd International Conference of Mechanical Engineering Research (ICMER 2015), 18–19 Aug. 2015, Zenith Hotel, Kuantan, Pahang. (pp. 1-8).


The aim of this work is to investigate the effect of hybridization of kenaf-glass fibers reinforced unsaturated polyester on fatigue life. Three types of composites were fabricated using hands lay-up method, namely, kenaf, glass, and hybrid composites with 30% of weight fraction, the hybrid was mixed with a ratio of kenaf: glass 10:20. Monotonic tests were achieved (Tensile and compression) to determine the fatigue stress levels. Fully reversed fatigue loading was conducted with a stress ratio of -1 and stress levels 55-85% of the ultimate static stresses, all tests were conducted at 10 Hz of frequency. The results proof a positive hybrid composite; also agree with the rule of mixture that can predict the final composite properties. Moreover, it's been observed an improvement in overall mechanical properties of hybrid compared to individual ones.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/100/1/012055
Publisher: IOP Publishing
Keywords: Hybridization; Kenaf-glass fibers; Fatigue
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 17 May 2016 09:12
Last Modified: 17 May 2016 09:12
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/43036
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