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Mechanical properties of coconut shell powder reinforced PVC composites in automotive applications

Sah, M. H. M. and Noor, A. M. and Abbas, M. R. and Bakar, A. A. (2017) Mechanical properties of coconut shell powder reinforced PVC composites in automotive applications. Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 14 (2). pp. 51-63. ISSN 1823-5514

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Abstract

Coconut shell powder (CSP) (which is used in reinforced Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)) is one of the possible candidates of materials suitable as automotive components; however, appropriate tests need to be done to evaluate whether it meets all requirements. CSP-reinforced composites are made with PVC matrix within the range of 0 - 20 phr and the effect of the reinforcement of the natural fibres on the mechanical behaviour of PVC has been analysed. Both Universal Tensile Machines and Impact Testing Machines are used to determine the mechanical properties of CSP/PVC composites (such as the tensile, flexural and impact strength as well as its modulus of elasticity). The experimental results indicated that tensile strength, impact strength and flexural strength improved by 42%, 25% and 23%, respectively, when compared to the pure system.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Mechanical properties, Polymer composites
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical Engineering
ID Code:76476
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:30 Apr 2018 21:26
Last Modified:30 Apr 2018 21:26

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