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Finite element analysis of tensile test for HDPE/EPR-MMT nanocomposite

Shaffiar, Norhashimah and Abdul Halim, Mohamad Khairi and Anuar, Hazleen and Majid, M. A. H. A. (2015) Finite element analysis of tensile test for HDPE/EPR-MMT nanocomposite. Advanced Materials Research, 1115. pp. 414-417. ISSN 1022-6680

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A small amount of nano dispersed filler leads to an improvement in material properties. Montmorillonite (MMT) is one type of filler commonly used in nanocomposite material. A high density polyethylene/ethylene propylene rubber - montmorillonite (HDPE/EPR-MMT) is one of the nanocomposite material that is new to the industry. This paper investigates the strength of HDPE/EPR-MMT nanocomposite under tensile loading. The experimental results of the tensile test on the nanocomposite will be compared with the tensile simulation in the Finite Element (FE) analysis for validation. The results showed that it is validated with relatively low percentage error of 0.01 % for the ultimate tensile strength and 0.18 % for the yield strength. The ultimate tensile strength of HDPE/EPR-MMT is 14.5 MPa and the yield strength is 13.2 MPa. By using MMT as a filler, the material strength is improved. The ultimate tensile strength of HDPE/EPR without filler is 11.45 MPa and the yield strength is 10.95 MPa.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4170/49562
Uncontrolled Keywords: HDPE/EPR-MMT Nanocomposite, Finite element analysis
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. Norhashimah Shaffiar
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2016 15:50
Last Modified: 22 May 2018 09:53
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/49562

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