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Kenaf Fibre Composites As Promising Green-Composites For Automotive Car Door Map Pocket Application

Yahaya, Saifudin Hafiz and Yaakob, Mohd Yuhazri and Abdullah, Abu and Husin, Mohd Amirhafizan and Kamarul, A.M. and Lau, S.T.W. (2018) Kenaf Fibre Composites As Promising Green-Composites For Automotive Car Door Map Pocket Application. International Journal of Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering IJMME-IJENS, 18 (2). pp. 15-21. ISSN 2227-2771

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Abstract

The utilisation of natural fibres in composite materials is expanding because of an enactment that constrains automotive makers to reuse and recycle materials,leading to an increase in bio-based materials substances in automotive applications.An experimental investigation was conducted to explore car door map pocket for PROTON Saga FL by using non-woven kenaf (N-W)and hybrid from non- oven/ woven fabric kenaf (HN-W/W).The Hand Lay-up Method followed by vacuum bagging process were used.The results revealed that L2 HN-W/W was the reasonable sample for car door map pocket due to its light weight,good tensile strength and flexural strength as compared to PP.It was also found that the tensile strength and flexural strength were improved by utilising woven kenaf fabric in composites.Result implications and future research directions were also presented.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Mohd. Nazir Taib
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2018 03:02
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2018 03:02
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/21318

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