Mechanical properties of a bamboo charcoal reinforced polylactic acid composite

Ho, M. P. and Wang, H. and Lau, K. T. and Jayaraman, K. and Bhattacharyya, D. (2012) Mechanical properties of a bamboo charcoal reinforced polylactic acid composite. In: 8th Asian-Australasian Conference on Composite Materials (ACCM 2012): Composites: Enabling Tomorrow's Industry Today , 6-8 Nov 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Bamboo charcoal (BC) derived from bamboo plants is one kind of well recognized muti-functional materials which has various applications in medical, cosmetic, food processing and health-related products. In this paper, the comparison on the tensile and impact properties of a BC/Polylactic-acid (PLA) composite with a pure PLA sample is conducted. Experimental results indicated that the maximum tensile strength and ductility index of the BC/PLA composite increased by 43% and 52%, respectively as compared with the pure PLA sample. According to the results obtained, it was found that the addition of 7.5 wt% BC particles into PLA composite was shown to be the advisable reinforcement content to achieve better tensile and impact properties.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright 2012 by Asian-Australasian Association for Composite Materials (ACCM). Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2013 03:06
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2014 03:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: bamboo charcoal; polylactic acid; composites; mechanical properties
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8603 Processed Non-Food Agriculture Products (excl. Wood, Paper and Fibre) > 860399 Processed Non-Food Agricultural Products (excl. Wood, Paper and Fibre) not elsewhere classified

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