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Effect aging treatment on tensile properties of natural fiber reinforced polyester composites

Ismail, Al Emran and Wan Muhammad , Wan Nur Azrina and Abd Rahim, Amirusham (2006) Effect aging treatment on tensile properties of natural fiber reinforced polyester composites. In: 1st International Conference on Natural Resources Engineering & Technology 2006, 24-25th July 2006, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

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Abstract

The application of natural fiber reinforced composites has given a bright opportunity in replacing synthetic fiber in order to prevent global pollutions. But this application limited only for interior automotive parts and therefore, for these composites to be utilized as exterior application parts, weathering or aging treatments must be simulated on natural fiber composites to investigate this effect on mechanical properties. According to the present results, maximum load and maximum elongation were strongly affected by the aging treatment where higher aging temperature conducted produced lower tensile properties but no significant difference found for material stiffness.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Natural fibers; tensile properties; aging treatment; fiber pull-out; fiber debonding
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:340
Deposited By: Pn Khairulbahiyah Yaakub
Deposited On:15 Feb 2007 08:04
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 02:43

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