Experimental investigation into gomuti fibres/polyester composites

Ticoalu, A. and Aravinthan, T. and Cardona, F. (2011) Experimental investigation into gomuti fibres/polyester composites. In: 21st Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM 21): Incorporating Sustainable Practice in Mechanics of Structures and Materials, 7-10 Dec 2010, Melbourne, Australia.

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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 experimental results that gomuti fibres have a potential prospect as fibre reinforcement in composites.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2011 Taylor & Francis Group, London. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy. Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2011 05:45
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2014 04:45
Uncontrolled Keywords: arenga pinnata fibre; gomuti fibre; sugar-palm fibre; natural fibre composites; biocomposites
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091299 Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0705 Forestry Sciences > 070506 Forestry Product Quality Assessment
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8605 Wood, Wood Products and Paper > 860504 Reconstituted Timber Products (e.g. Chipboard, Particleboard)
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1201/b10571-80
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/9200

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