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Tensile behaviour of chemical treatment for bamboo epoxy composites

Siti Amni Husna, Roslan and Hassan, Mohamad Zaki and A. Rasid, Zainudin and Ibrahim, Haziq Izzuddin (2018) Tensile behaviour of chemical treatment for bamboo epoxy composites. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 63 . pp. 745-750. ISSN 2283-9216


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3303/CET1863125


Previous studies proved that mechanical properties of natural fibres reinforced polymer composites are excellent and competent to be utilised in high-tech applications. In contrast, the presence of chemical constituents such as cellulose, lignin, hemicellulose and wax substances in natural fibres preventing them from firmly bind with the polymeric resin and thus, resulted in poor mechanical properties of composites. To overcome this defect, modification of fibre surface was done by chemical treatment. In this study, the effect of 1 %, 2 % and 3 % concentration of sodium hydroxide solution on tensile behaviour of the bamboo reinforced epoxy composite was studied. The result showed that treatment with highest studied concentration significantly influenced the tensile properties of the composite. Thus, indicates that the treatment has done excellent work in modifying the surface of bamboo fibre for better adhesion with epoxy matrix.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:polymeric resin, tensile behaviour
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology
ID Code:84422
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:11 Jan 2020 07:08
Last Modified:11 Jan 2020 07:08

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