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Micromechanical property investigations of poly(lactic acid)-kenaf fiber biocomposites

Anuar, Hazleen and Ahmad, Zuraida and Balint, Morlin and Jozsef Gabor, Kovacs (2011) Micromechanical property investigations of poly(lactic acid)-kenaf fiber biocomposites. Journal of Natural Fibers, 8 (1). pp. 14-26. ISSN 1544-046X (O), 1544-0478 (P)

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In this research, investigation on the interfacial shear strength of poly(lactic acid)–kenaf fiber biocomposite was investigated using microbond tests. Tensile properties and fracture behaviors of single kenaf fiber are tested via in situ monitoring with acoustic emission (AE). During tensile loading, acoustic signal recorded higher amplitude of above 20 dB up to the maximum force, which corresponds to breakage of single kenaf fiber. Based on microbond tests and AE evaluation, a correlation has been established on failure of kenaf fiber, which is due to debonding of ilament and internal structure, cracking of fiber and breakage of fiber.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4130/872
Uncontrolled Keywords: poly(lactic acid), kenaf fiber, microbond, acoustic emission, interfacial shear strength
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS1300 Textile industries
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 Hazleen Anuar
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2011 12:02
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2011 12:04
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/872

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