Thermal conductivity behavior of oil palm/jute fibre-reinforced hybrid composites

M. Jawaid, N. Saba, Othman Y. Alothman, H. P.S.Abdul Khalil, M. Mariatti

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In this study epoxy matrix, oil palm empty fruit bunch (EFB) fibres, jute fibres and oil palm EFB/jute fibre reinforced epoxy hybrid composites in different layering pattern at EFB: jute ratio (50:50) fabricated by hand lay-up technique. The thermal conductivity of epoxy matrix, oil palm EFB, jute and oil palm EFB/jute hybrid reinforced epoxy composites has been evaluated by Hot Disk Thermal Constants Analyser (Hot Disk TPS2500 S) equipped with Hot Disk Analysis Software version 5.9. Obtained results indicated that thermal conductivity of epoxy matrix increased with reinforcing of oil palm EFB and jute fibres. Hybridization of oil palm EFB with jute fibres allows an increased in thermal conductivity of oil palm EFB/jute hybrid composites. We concluded that oil palm EFB/jute hybrid composites can be used for thermal applications in automotive and construction industry to save energy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Materials for Sustainability and Growth
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd Advanced Materials Conference 2016, 3rd AMC 2016
EditorsSuhaina Mohd Ibrahim, Kartini Noorsal, Suhaina Mohd Ibrahim
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735415898
Publication statusPublished - Dec 4 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd Advanced Materials Conference 2016, AMC 2016 - Langkawi Island, Kedah, Malaysia
Duration: Nov 28 2016Nov 29 2016

Publication series

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


Conference3rd Advanced Materials Conference 2016, AMC 2016
CityLangkawi Island, Kedah

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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