Investigation on Improvement of Mechanical Properties of Kenaf / E-Glass Fiber Composites by Mercerization Process

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A hybrid composites mechanical properties consisting of un-treated and treated bast Kenaf fiber and E- glass fiber was investigated by varying the fiber glass weight ratio and using interplay fabrication method. A further comparison was made with corresponding properties of 100% wt E-glass fiber composites sample. The expected results were to have better composites performance in terms of toughness and impact strength as a comparison between the E- glass fiber reinforced composites and Kenaf fiber reinforced composites alone. All samples are prepared using typical samples preparation techniques. Result shows that the incorporation of E – glass fiber resulted in brittle failure and a higher amount of E-Glass fiber with low percentage of Kenaf fiber resulted in high strength, low ductile and low toughness behavior.

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Periodical:

Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 471-472)

Edited by:

S.M. Sapuan, F. Mustapha, D.L. Majid, Z. Leman, A.H.M. Ariff, M.K.A. Ariffin, M.Y.M. Zuhri, M.R. Ishak and J. Sahari

Pages:

227-232

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.471-472.227

Citation:

A. M. Ya’acob et al., "Investigation on Improvement of Mechanical Properties of Kenaf / E-Glass Fiber Composites by Mercerization Process", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 471-472, pp. 227-232, 2011

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February 2011

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