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Effect of fibre orientation on the scratch characteristics of E-glass fibre-reinforced polyester composite

Ong, L. K. and Kien, Q. K. and Wong, King Jye (2011) Effect of fibre orientation on the scratch characteristics of E-glass fibre-reinforced polyester composite. Recent Patents on Materials Science, 4 (1). pp. 56-62. ISSN 1874-4648

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Abstract

Recent patents on newly developed composites show that the application of fibres can be used to enhance the structural integrity of polymers. In this work, the scratch behaviour of E-glass fibre-reinforced polyester composites is investigated. The composites are prepared for different fibre orientations, longitudinal, transverse and random. The scratch force is lower for polyester composites with longitudinal orientated fibres compared to transversely aligned orientation. The introduction of glass fibres increases the scratch hardness of polyester.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:composite, E-glass fibre, polyester resin, scratch force, scratch hardness
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:28978
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:06 Dec 2012 09:00
Last Modified:06 Dec 2012 09:00

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