Wong, King Jye and Zahi, S. and Low, K. O. and Lim, C. C. (2010) Fracture characterisation of short bamboo fibre reinforced polyester composites. Materials and Design, 31 (9). 4147 - 4154. ISSN 0261-3069
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2010.04.029
In the study, fracture behaviour of shortbamboofibrereinforcedpolyestercomposites is investigated. The matrix is reinforced with fibres ranging from 10 to 50, 30 to 50 and 30 to 60 vol.% at increments of 10 vol.% for bamboofibres at 4, 7 and 10 mm lengths respectively. The results reveal that at 4 mm of fibre length, the increment in fibre content deteriorates the fracture toughness. As for 7 and 10 mm fibre lengths, positive effect of fibre reinforcement is observed. The optimum fibre content is found to be at 40 vol.% for 7 mm fibre and 50 vol.% for 10 mm fibre. The highest fracture toughness is achieved at 10 mm/50 vol.% fibrereinforcedcomposite, with 340% of improvement compared to neat polyester. Fractured surfaces investigated through the Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) describing different failure mechanisms are also reported.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||e. fracture behaviour, b. bamboofibre, a. composites|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry|
|Deposited By:||Liza Porijo|
|Deposited On:||28 Jun 2012 02:04|
|Last Modified:||08 Feb 2017 07:38|
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