Fatigue Life Behaviour of Glass/Kenaf Woven-Ply Polymer Hybrid Biocomposites

Sivakumar, Dhar Malingam (2017) Fatigue Life Behaviour of Glass/Kenaf Woven-Ply Polymer Hybrid Biocomposites. Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 21 (3). pp. 1-11. ISSN 1566-2543 (In Press)

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Investigation on the fatigue life of hybrid composites is critical to extend their applications and acceptance among industries; however, there is a lack of research focus on fatigue performance of the hybrid composite. In this study, the fatigue life of glass/kenaf woven-ply hybrid composite with thermoplastic and thermoset polymer matrix was investigated. Hybrid composites consist of two different fibre configurations: kenaf/glass/kenaf and glass/kenaf/glass. Thermoplastic hybrid composites were manufactured through the hot press moulding compression method, while thermoset hybrid composites were fabricated through the vacuum-assisted resin infusion method. The tensile strength and fatigue strengths of the kenaf/ glass/kenaf composite have been identified to be significantly lower than those of the glass/kenaf/glass composite regardless of the types of matrix used. However, thermoplastic- based kenaf/glass/kenaf composites are less fatigue sensitive compared to glass/kenaf/glass composites; however, this phenomenon is vice versa for thermoset composites due to the epoxy matrix, which limits the stiffening effect in natural fibres.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hybrid biocomposites, Fibre configuration, Fatigue properties, Natural fibre, Woven kenaf
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Sivakumar Dhar Malingam
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2017 07:33
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2021 22:16
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/18592
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