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Impact strength of hybrid woven sugar palm fibre reinforced unsaturated polyester composites


Misri, Sairizal and Leman, Zulkiflle and Salit, Mohd Sapuan and Ishak, Mohamad Ridzwan (2009) Impact strength of hybrid woven sugar palm fibre reinforced unsaturated polyester composites. In: 9th National Symposium on Polymeric Materials 2009 (NSPM 2009), 14-16 Dec. 2009, Residence Hotel, Uniten, Putrajaya. (pp. 234-237).


In recent years, sugar palm fibre has been found to have great potential to be used as fibre reinforcement in polymer matrix composites. This research investigates the impact strength of woven sugar palm/glass fibre reinforced unsaturated polyester hybrid composite. The composite specimens made of different layer of fibres such as strand mat and natural woven sugar palm fibres. The composites were fabricated using a compression moulding technique. The impact test was carried out in accordance to ASTM D256 standard. The results of the experiment showed that the impact strength of hybrid composite was higher than natural woven sugar palm fibre. As a conclusion, the usage of glass fibre had improved the impact properties of sugar palm fibre composites.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Keywords: Sugar palm; Impact strength
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2017 09:44
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2017 09:44
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/50308
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