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The effect of fiber content on cotton reinforced albumen composites

Yusof, Yusliza and Ahmad, Zuraida (2011) The effect of fiber content on cotton reinforced albumen composites. IIUM Engineering Journal, 12 (2). ISSN 1511-788X

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Abstract

The effect of fiber content on mechanical properties and thermal stability of the cotton/albumen composites (CAC) were investigated and presented in this paper. The composites having 0%, 3%, 6%, 10%, 13 %, and 16% w/w of cotton fiber were considered. Hands lay-up technique was used to prepare the CAC specimens and dried for 24 hours before characterised and evaluated for their mechanical performance. The structure and thermal stability of the composites were characterized by using x-ray and thermogravimetry analysis, respectively. The tensile strength and impact resistance of CAC are found maximum with the value of 8.7 MPa and 19.0 kJ/m2, respectively. Analysis on the morphological structure by SEM revealed that the mechanical properties of the composites depend on good wettability and adhesion between fiber/matrix.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Composites, fibres, mechanical properties, thermal stability
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Zuraida Ahmad
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2012 21:10
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2012 21:11
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/13450

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