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Mechanical performance and moisture absorption of unidirectional bamboo fiber polyester composite

Nabinejad, Omid and Debnath, Sujan and Beh, Jack Kai and Ali, Mohammad Yeakub (2018) Mechanical performance and moisture absorption of unidirectional bamboo fiber polyester composite. In: 8th International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Technology, ICMST 2017, 23-25 June 2017, Hong Kong.

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Abstract

Bamboo fibers as a natural fiber offer numerous advantages such as high specific strength over synthetic fiber when used as reinforcing fiber for polymer composites. Yet the hydrophilic nature of bamboo fibers with high moisture absorption results in incompatibility in between bamboo fibers and unsaturated polyester resin. An experimental study was carried out to investigate the effects of alkali treatment of bamboo fiber on the mechanical properties and water sorption properties of polyester composite. The result revealed that, the bamboo fiber polyester composite with 5% Alkali treated bamboo fiber possesses the highest mechanical properties. Besides, Alkali treated fibers composite showed a significant reduction in moisture uptake compared to untreated fibers, where composite with 7% Alkali treated showed the lowest moisture uptake.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 4751/64012
Uncontrolled Keywords: alkali treatment; bamboo fiber; unsaturated polyester; VARTM; mechanical properties;moisture sorption
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohammad Yeakub Ali
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2018 12:15
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2018 08:44
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/64012

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