Effect of accelerated environmental aging on tensile properties of oil palm/jute hybrid composites

M. Jawaid, N. Saba, O. Alothman, M. T. Paridah

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Abstract

Recently natural fibre based hybrid composites are receiving growing consideration due to environmental and biodegradability properties. In order to look behaviour of hybrid composites in outdoor applications, its environmental degradation properties such as UV accelerated weathering properties need to analyze. In this study oil palm empty fruit bunch (EFB) and jute fibres reinforced hybrid composites, pure EFB, pure jute and epoxy composites were fabricated through hand lay-up techniques. Hybrid composites with different layering pattern (EFB/jute/EFB and Jute/EFB/jute) while maintaining 40 wt. % total fibre loading were fabricates to compared with EFB and jute composites. Effect of UV accelerated environmental aging on tensile properties of epoxy, pure EFB, pure jute, and hybrid composites were assessed and evaluate under UV exposure. Tensile samples of all composites were subjected to accelerated weathering for 100h, at temperature (75°C), relative humidity (35%), Light (125 W/m2), and water spray off. Obtained results indicated that there is reduction in tensile strength, modulus and elongation at break values of hybrid and pure composites due to degradation of lignin and fibre-matrix interfacial bonding.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th International Conference on Fundamental and Applied Sciences, ICFAS 2016
EditorsNoorhana binti Yahya, Hassan Soleimani, Chong Fai Kait, Aamir Hussain Bhat, Ibrahima Faye, A'fza binti Shafie, Anita binti Ramli, Suhaili binti Zakariah at Zakaria, Rajalingam A/L Sokkalingam
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735414518
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 28 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Fundamental and Applied Sciences, ICFAS 2016 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: Aug 15 2016Aug 17 2016

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1787
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Fundamental and Applied Sciences, ICFAS 2016
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period8/15/168/17/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy

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