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Mechanical characterisation of lignocellulosic fibres using toy bricks tensile tester


Talib, Ahmad Tarmezee and Mohammed, Mohd Afandi P. and Baharuddin, Azhari Samsu and Mokhtar, Mohd Noriznan and Wakisaka, Minato (2019) Mechanical characterisation of lignocellulosic fibres using toy bricks tensile tester. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 97. pp. 58-64. ISSN 1751-6161


This paper demonstrates the potential use of toy-bricks as the building block of a mechanical tensile testing instrument for the mechanical characterisation of natural fibres. A table-top tensile testing instrument was developed using LEGO parts (Mindstorms EV3 and Technics) and a 2 kg capacity load cell, whereas deformation modes were programmed in an open source programming language. Experimental work was conducted on oil palm fibres under different tensile modes (i.e. constant deformation, triple-twisted-tension and deformation-relaxation modes), which showed anisotropic-viscoelastic behaviour, and microstructural damages due to deformation.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2019.05.010
Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: Toy-bricks tensile tester; Anisotropic viscoelastic; Lignocellulosic fibres
Depositing User: Ms. Nida Hidayati Ghazali
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2021 13:14
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2021 13:14
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/81314
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