The effects of alkali treatment on the interfacial adhesion of bamboo fibres

Wong, K. J. and Yousif, B. F. and Low, K. O. (2010) The effects of alkali treatment on the interfacial adhesion of bamboo fibres. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part L: Journal of Materials: Design and Applications, 224 (3). pp. 139-148. ISSN 1464-4207

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In the present work, the potential of using bamboo fibres as reinforcement for polyester composites was evaluated. Two types of bamboo fibres were used: untreated and treated with different NaOH concentrations (1, 3, and 5 wt%). Mechanical properties of both treated and untreated fibres were investigated. In addition, single-fibre pull-out tests were performed to study the interfacial shear strength of the fibres with the polyester matrix at different embedment
length of fibres. Scanning electron microscopy was used to study the surface morphology of the fibres before and after the tests. Results revealed that an untreated fibre has the best strength and stiffness but lowest strain at break. An increase in alkali concentration reduces the strain at failure and ductility of bamboo fibres.However, the strength and stiffness of the fibres were increased. In
addition, the interfacial shear strength was improved with longer embedment length and higher NaOH concentration.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: License to Publish Agreement signed. © KJ Wong,BF Yousif, and KO Low, 2010.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2010 04:53
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2016 02:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: bamboo fibres; polyester; alkali treatment; interfacial shear strength
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091299 Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091209 Polymers and Plastics
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870399 Construction Materials Performance and Processes not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1243/14644207JMDA304

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