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Thermal analysis of kenaf sandwich panel

Johari, Norhasnidawani and Hassan, Noor Azlina and Halim, Zahurin (2013) Thermal analysis of kenaf sandwich panel. Advanced Materials Research, 812. pp. 271-274. ISSN 1022-6680

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The introduction of the eco-core sandwich panel composite is contributing a new approach to the designer to achieve high performance and light weight. In this research project, the new kenaf eco-core sandwich panel will be developed and then laminated with galvanized steel. The final goal is to find the optimum eco-core metal matrix composite sandwich structure with maximum mechanical properties such as stiffness and buckling. Kenaf eco-core sandwich will be fabricated and study on the interaction between eco-core sandwich panel and metal faces will be performed. The characterization of the eco-core sandwich panel will be done using different analytical tools. This study would provide a way to enhance the application of this new eco-core metal matrix composite sandwich structure. The amount of sample used was approximately 12 mg. The temperature profile was from 27°C to 1000°C at a heating rate of 10°C/min. In this study, result shows that degradation of composites starts to occur at about 180°C. Increasing the kenaf percent ratio will decrease the percent residue.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6676/33183
Uncontrolled Keywords: kenaf fiber, sandwich panel, TGA, weight loss, molecular weight, degradation loss
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
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. Noor Azlina Hassan
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2013 13:23
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2013 13:23
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/33183

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