Mechanical performance of modified epoxy reinforced hybrid natural fiber composite

Mimi Azlina Abu Bakar, Sahrim Ahmad, Salmiah Kasolang, Mohamad Ali Ahmad, Nik Roselina Nik Roseley, Siti Norazlini, Wahyu Kuntjoro

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Abstract

Kenaf fiber that is known as Hibiscus cannabinus, L. family Malvaceae is an herbaceous plant that can be grown under a wide range of weather conditions. The usage of kenaf fibers as a reinforcement material in the polymeric matrix has been widely investigated. In this research, liquid epoxidized natural rubber (LENR) was introduced to the epoxy to increase its toughness. Hybrid kenaf/carbon fibers, with different kenaf/carbon ratio weight, were used to reinforce the epoxy resins (with and without addition of epoxidized natural rubber) as the matrices. The flexural strength, flexural modulus and fracture toughness of the rubber toughened epoxy reinforced hybrid kenaf/carbon fiber composites were investigated. The results showed that the addition of liquid epoxidized natural rubber (LENR) had improved the flexural strength, flexural modulus and fracture toughness by 9.6%, 13.7%, and less 2% respectively at the ratio of 16:4 wt% fibre loading.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-17
Number of pages5
JournalJurnal Teknologi
Volume76
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2015

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Kenaf fibers
Natural fibers
Rubber
Composite materials
Bending strength
Carbon fibers
Fracture toughness
Liquids
Epoxy resins
Toughness
Reinforcement
Carbon
Fibers

Keywords

  • Biocomposite
  • Kenaf fibre
  • Natural rubber
  • Toughened hybrid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Abu Bakar, M. A., Ahmad, S., Kasolang, S., Ahmad, M. A., Nik Roseley, N. R., Norazlini, S., & Kuntjoro, W. (2015). Mechanical performance of modified epoxy reinforced hybrid natural fiber composite. Jurnal Teknologi, 76(3), 13-17. https://doi.org/10.11113/jt.v76.5504

Mechanical performance of modified epoxy reinforced hybrid natural fiber composite. / Abu Bakar, Mimi Azlina; Ahmad, Sahrim; Kasolang, Salmiah; Ahmad, Mohamad Ali; Nik Roseley, Nik Roselina; Norazlini, Siti; Kuntjoro, Wahyu.

In: Jurnal Teknologi, Vol. 76, No. 3, 22.09.2015, p. 13-17.

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Abu Bakar, MA, Ahmad, S, Kasolang, S, Ahmad, MA, Nik Roseley, NR, Norazlini, S & Kuntjoro, W 2015, 'Mechanical performance of modified epoxy reinforced hybrid natural fiber composite', Jurnal Teknologi, vol. 76, no. 3, pp. 13-17. https://doi.org/10.11113/jt.v76.5504
Abu Bakar MA, Ahmad S, Kasolang S, Ahmad MA, Nik Roseley NR, Norazlini S et al. Mechanical performance of modified epoxy reinforced hybrid natural fiber composite. Jurnal Teknologi. 2015 Sep 22;76(3):13-17. https://doi.org/10.11113/jt.v76.5504
Abu Bakar, Mimi Azlina ; Ahmad, Sahrim ; Kasolang, Salmiah ; Ahmad, Mohamad Ali ; Nik Roseley, Nik Roselina ; Norazlini, Siti ; Kuntjoro, Wahyu. / Mechanical performance of modified epoxy reinforced hybrid natural fiber composite. In: Jurnal Teknologi. 2015 ; Vol. 76, No. 3. pp. 13-17.
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