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Securing superior properties of composite (PP+WF) through central composite design

Karim, A.N. Mustafizul and Khalid, Nor A. B. and Ismail, Raja N. H. R. and Haque, Mahbubul and Begum, Shahida (2012) Securing superior properties of composite (PP+WF) through central composite design. Advanced Materials Research, 535. pp. 186-189. ISSN 1662-8985

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Abstract

Due to numerous attractive properties, use of composites is in increasing trend. Efforts are being made to develop new composites securing their useful properties at optimum level for more demanding applications. The purpose of this project is to optimize the mechanical properties of composite (polypropylene + wood fiber) using Central Composite Design (CCD) technique. Accordingly experiments were conducted to develop mathematical models in terms of three process parameters - composition (percentage of PP and wood fiber), injection pressure (bar), and time (second) for functional characteristics such as tensile strength and water absorption. Design expert software was used for convenience to carry out the analysis with a view to identifying the optimum level of the processing parameters for securing the desirable properties of the composite.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4289/26825
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T55.4 Industrial engineering.Management engineering.
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. A. N. Mustafizul Karim
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2012 17:04
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2012 17:04
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/26825

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