Tensile Properties Of Woven Kenaf Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene Hybrid Aluminium-Composite

Mohd Zalani, Naziatul Fazilah and Dharmalingam, Sivakumar and Selamat, Mohd Zulkefli (2016) Tensile Properties Of Woven Kenaf Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene Hybrid Aluminium-Composite. ARPN Journal Of Engineering And Applied Sciences, 11 (12). pp. 7823-7827. ISSN 1819-6608

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Abstract

Concern on environmental impact of emission from the automobile and the uncertainties in fuel price has led to the development of lighter materials. Hybrid metal- composite is a sandwich structure which is lighter than its constituent monolithic metal. In this study, hybrid aluminium-composite (HAC) was fabricated using plain weave woven kenaf fiber reinforced polypropylene matrix composite sandwiched in between aluminium 6061-O using hot compression method. Tensile test was conducted on the HAC with two different fiber loading and fiber orientation. The fiber loading were with 1 mm pitch (X-type) and 5 mm pitch (Y-type) and the orientation were 0° and 45°. The result shows that tensile strength had been increased with the increment of fiber loading, where X-type tensile strength is higher than Y-type. Meanwhile, 45° fiber orientation gives higher tensile strength compared to 0°. The images of the fracture type experienced by the HAC after the tensile test was also observed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: tensile, woven kenaf, hybrid metal-composite, natural fiber, fiber-metal laminate.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Nor Aini Md. Jali
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2017 00:42
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2021 13:05
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/18675
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