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Modelling of mechanical properties of eco-friendly composites derived from sugar palm tree

Sahari, J. and Maleque, Md. Abdul (2015) Modelling of mechanical properties of eco-friendly composites derived from sugar palm tree. Advances in Environmental Biology, 9 (19). pp. 176-181. ISSN 1995-0756

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Eco-friendly composites have been successfully prepared from the source of sugar palm tree. The effect of fibre contents on mechanical properties of sugar palm fibre reinforced plasticized sugar palm starch (SPF/SPS) biocomposites have been performed and the experimentally tensile properties (tensile strength and young’s modulus) of biocomposites have been compared with the theoretical model of measurement. The biocomposites were prepared with different amounts of fibres (i.e. 10%, 20% and 30% by weight percent). The mechanical properties of plasticized SPS was found improved with the incorporation of SPF. Both approaches (experimental and theoretical) showed that the young’s modulus of the biocomposite is consistently increased when the sugar palm fibre (SPF) are placed into the sugar palm starch matrix (SPS). Surface morphological study through scanning electron microscopy showed homogeneous distribution of fibres and matrix with good adhesion which play an important role in improving the mechanical properties of biocomposites. The observed deviations between the experimental and theoretical values are explained by the simplifying model assumptions applied for the configuration of the composites, in particular the sugar palm starch composites.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6103/46768
Uncontrolled Keywords: Eco-friendly, sugar palm, biocomposite, mechanical, experimental, theoretical
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T11.95 Industrial directories
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP1080 Polymers, plastics and their manufacture
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP200 Manufacture and use of chemicals
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: 30 Dec 2015 10:28
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2017 10:26
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/46768

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