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Effect of electron beam radiation on water absorption of hybrid kenaf-glass unsaturated polyester composite

Maleque, Md. Abdul and Afdzaluddin, Atiqah and Mohammad Ismail, Mohammad Abul Fazal and Iqbal, M. M. and Paruka, Perowansa (2015) Effect of electron beam radiation on water absorption of hybrid kenaf-glass unsaturated polyester composite. Advanced Materials Research, 1115. pp. 266-269. ISSN 1022-6680

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This paper presents the effect of electron beam radiation on water absorption of kenaf-glass (KG) mat reinforced unsaturated polyester (UPE) hybrid composite which has been compounded using sheet molding compound (SMC) process. Hybrid synthetic and natural fiber composite materials are attractive structural materials because of natural fibers resource and their lower cost making their study a relevant research area today. In the present study, the fabricated hybrid composites were subjected to a dose of electron beam radiation of 75 kGy. Furthermore, fourier transform infra-red (FTIR) analysis was carried out on irradiated hybrid kenaf-glass reinforced UPE composite. It was found that the effect of electron beam radiation increases the impact strength and water uptake significantly.Water absorption values were found to be increased with the increasing of kenaf fiber loading for non-irradiated hybrid KG-UPE composite.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6103/42914
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kenaf fibre; hybrid composites; water absorption; unsaturated polyester (UPE); electron beam radiation
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T11.95 Industrial directories
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401 Materials of engineering and construction
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP1080 Polymers, plastics and their manufacture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Dr. Md Abdul Maleque
Date Deposited: 19 May 2015 08:20
Last Modified: 20 May 2016 16:53
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/42914

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