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Mechanical properties of epoxy/coconut shell filler particle composites

Sapuan, S.M. and Harimi, M. and Maleque, Md. Abdul (2003) Mechanical properties of epoxy/coconut shell filler particle composites. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, 28 (2B). pp. 171-181. ISSN 1319-8025

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Abstract

This paper presents the tensile and flexural properties of composites made from coconut shell filler particles and epoxy resin. The tensile and flexural tests of composites based on coconut shell filler particles at three different filler contents viz. 5%, 10%, and 15%, were carried out using universal tensile testing machine according to ASTM D 3039/D 3039 M-95a and ASTM D790-90 respectively and their results were presented. Experimental results showed that tensile and flexural properties of the composites increased with the increase of the filler particle content. The omposite materials demonstrate somewhat linear behavior and sharp fracture for tensile and slight non-linear behavior and sharp fracture for flexural testing. The relation between stress and percentage of filler for tensile and flexural tests were found to be linear with correlation factors of 0.9929 and 0.9973 respectively. Concerning the relation between the modulus and percentage of filler for tensile and flexural tests, it was found to be a quadratic relation with the same correlation factor approximated to 1. The same behavior was observed for the strain versus percentage of filler for tensile and flexural tests, with the same correlation factor.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6103/29579
Uncontrolled Keywords: Filler particle composites; Flexural properties; Flexural tests; Non-linear behavior
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T175 Industrial research. Research and development
T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy > TN799.5 Nonmetallic minerals
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP1080 Polymers, plastics and their manufacture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Dr. M A Maleque
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2013 02:28
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2013 02:28
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/29579

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