Tensile behaviours of activated carbon coconut shell filled epoxy composites

Salleh, Z. and Islam, M. M. and Ku, H. (2013) Tensile behaviours of activated carbon coconut shell filled epoxy composites. In: 3rd Malaysian Postgraduate Conference (MPC 2013), 4-5 Jul 2013, Sydney, Australia.

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This research is to develop a carbon composite prepared from carbon coconut shell reinforced with epoxy resin. Carbon coconut shell were selected from three types of coconut shell namely carbon Komeng coconut shell (CKCS), carbon young coconut shell (CYCS) and carbon ripe coconut shell (CRCS). The samples were prepared using epoxy resin reinforced with four different weight percentages of three types of carbon coconut shells starting with 0wt.%, 5wt.%, 10wt.% and 15wt.%. The Tensile behaviour of all samples was investigated to characterize the quality of the samples. The morphological study of reinforced samples was also conducted in this research by using SEM machine. The chemical composition and surface chemistry of these coconut shells were also determined to evaluate its importance in determining the end-use properties of composites.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This proceedings are open to public.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2013 01:24
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2017 23:46
Uncontrolled Keywords: coconut; epoxy resin; reinforced; tensile
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
03 Chemical Sciences > 0305 Organic Chemistry > 030502 Natural Products Chemistry
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091205 Functional Materials
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870399 Construction Materials Performance and Processes not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23988

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