Ticoalu, A. and Aravinthan, T. and Cardona, F. (2011) Experimental investigation into gomuti fibres/polyester composites. In: ACMSM 21: Incorporating Sustainable Practice in Mechanics of Structures and Materials, 7-10 Dec 2010, Melbourne, Australia.
PDF (Accepted Version)
In this study, gomuti fibres/polyester composites are examined for tensile and flexural properties. The specimens are produced by hand lay-up method for practicality. Fibre forms are in four variations that are random original layout, chopped random, unidirectional and woven mat. The fibres are not chemically treated for the purpose to initially evaluate and determine the properties of untreated gomuti fibres/polyester composites. Results showed that specimens with unidirectional orientation have the highest average tensile strength. Meanwhile, woven mat specimens have the highest flexural strength. It is noted from the experimen-tal results that gomuti fibres have a potential prospect as fibre reinforcement in composites.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||arenga pinnata fibre; gomuti fibre; sugar-palm fibre; natural fibre composites; biocomposites|
|Depositing User:||Ms Adriana Ticoalu|
|Date Deposited:||09 Feb 2011 05:45|
|Last Modified:||03 Jul 2013 00:08|
Actions (login required)
|Archive Repository Staff Only|