Effect of coupling agent on mechanical and thermal behaviour of oil palm/jute hybrid composites

M. Jawaid, A. Hassan, H. P.S. Abdul Khalil

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Abstract

Hybrid composites prepared by using oil palm empty fruit bunch (EFB) and jute fibres as reinforcement in epoxy matrix by keeping the EFB/jute fibre weight ratio constant at 1:1. In this study, effect of coupling agent on tensile and flexural properties of oil palm empty EFB/jute fibres reinforced epoxy hybrid composites evaluated. Hybrid composites are prepared by using hand layup technique. Particular interest is the effect of coupling agent (CA), 2-Hyroxy ethyl acrylate (HEA) on the tensile and flexural properties of hybrid composites. The laminates coupled with HEA showed better tensile and flexural properties than the one without coupling agent. The highest tensile and flexural strength value has been obtained for hybrid composite of jute/EFB/jute (CA). Tensile fracture composite specimens were analyzed by using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to know the morphological behaviour of composites. Thermal properties of the hybrid composites were investigate to observe the effect of 2-Hyroxy ethyl acrylate (HEA) on thermal stability of hybrid composites.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreen Technologies for Sustainable and Innovation in Materials
Pages125-129
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Materials Technology Conference and Exhibition, IMTCE 2012 - Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Duration: Jul 9 2012Jul 12 2012

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume686
ISSN (Print)1022-6680

Conference

Conference8th International Materials Technology Conference and Exhibition, IMTCE 2012
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
CityPetaling Jaya
Period7/9/127/12/12

Keywords

  • Epoxy
  • Hybrid composite
  • Jute
  • Oil palm
  • Scanning electron microscopy
  • Thermal properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering

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