Woven hybrid composites: Tensile and flexural properties of oil palm-woven jute fibres based epoxy composites

M. Jawaid, H. P.S. Abdul Khalil, A. Abu Bakar

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Abstract

In this research, tensile and flexural performance of tri layer oil palm empty fruit bunches (EFB)/woven jute (Jw) fibre reinforced epoxy hybrid composites subjected to layering pattern has been experimentally investigated. Sandwich composites were fabricated by hand lay-up technique in a mould and cured with 105 °C temperatures for 1. h by using hot press. Pure EFB and woven jute composites were also fabricate for comparison purpose. Results showed that tensile and flexural properties of pure EFB composite can be improved by hybridization with woven jute fibre as extreme woven jute fibre mat. It was found that tensile and flexural properties of hybrid composite is higher than that of EFB composite but less than woven jute composite. Statistical analysis of composites done by ANOVA-one way, it showed significant differences between the results obtained. The fracture surface morphology of the tensile samples of the hybrid composites was performed by using scanning electron microscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5190-5195
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering: A
Volume528
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 15 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Flexural properties
  • Scanning electron microscopy
  • Tensile properties
  • Woven hybrid composites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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