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Optimization of natural fiber composite parameter using Taguchi approach

Md Yusof, Fauziah and Abd Rahim, Mohd Khairul Hazami and Samsudin, Ahmad Safwan and Mohamad Nor, Nor Hafiez and Ahmad, Zuraida and Halim, Zahurin (2016) Optimization of natural fiber composite parameter using Taguchi approach. Advanced Materials Research, 1133. pp. 185-188. ISSN 1022-6680

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Natural fibre composition is a brilliant option for the most widely applied fibre in the composite innovation. The advantages of natural fibre composites are renewable, environmental friendly, low cost, low density, flexibility of usage and tend to decompose (biodegradability). Since there are hundreds fibre that could be utilized in natural fibre composite, optimization in design of experiment is essential in fabricating natural fiber composite. Taguchi’s method is used within this study in which, it can reduce the time consumed for the whole experimental process. From these parameters, it can show the optimum level that produces the highest strength against tensile load. The best combination obtained from the result of Taguchi’s method for each parameter are Kenaf fibre, 55:45 fraction of volume ratio, and ‘Bisphenol A epoxy resin’ matrix (Miracast epoxy 1517). This composition gives the highest tensile stress value of 30.5 MPa.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3254/47111
Uncontrolled Keywords: Composite, Natural Fiber, Taguchi Method, Tensile Test
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401 Materials of engineering and construction
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 Zahurin Halim
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2016 08:59
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2016 20:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/47111

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