Experimental investigation on the interfacial adhesion of date palm fibres with epoxy matrix

Alsaeed, T. and Alajmi, A. and Yousif, B. F. and Ku, H. and Lau, Alan Kin-tak (2012) Experimental investigation on the interfacial adhesion of date palm fibres with epoxy matrix. In: Composites Australia and the CRC for Advanced Composite Structures Conference 2012: Diversity in Composites, 15-16 Mar 2012, Leura, Australia.

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Interfacial adhesion of natural fibres as reinforcement is the key parameter to be considered in fibre polymeric composites. In the current work, interfacial adhesion of date palm fibre is inverstigated using single fibre pull out experiments. The interfacial property of date pal fibre was determined with epoxy matrix. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) was used to examine the surface morphology and damage feature on the fibre before and after the test. The influence NaOH treatment at different concentrations (0% - 9%) and embedded fibre length in the epoxy matric are considered. The results revealed that treated the fibre with 6% NaOH highly enhanced interfacial adhesion of the date palm fibre with epoxy matrix. The embedded length of the fibre controlled the interfacial adhesion property of the fibre where 15mm embedded length was the optimum fibre length. The lowest fibre critical length can be obtained at lower fibre diameter and 6% NaOH treatment.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
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Additional Information: Copyright 2012 by the Composites Australia. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, or stored in a database or retrieval system, without the prior written permission of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 22 May 2013 04:02
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2017 01:10
Uncontrolled Keywords: date palm fibre; interfacial adhesion; epoxy; NaOH treatment concentration; critical length; mechanical properties
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091099 Manufacturing Engineering not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
03 Chemical Sciences > 0305 Organic Chemistry > 030502 Natural Products Chemistry
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8606 Industrial Chemicals and Related Products > 860607 Plastic Products (incl. Construction Materials)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23465

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