|About this Abstract
||Materials Science & Technology 2011
||MS&T'11 Poster Session
||009 Effect of Different Type of Kenaf Fiber Composite on the Mechanical Properties
||Mohamad Nor Berhan, ZURAIDAH SALLEH, NOR FAZLI ADULL MANAN, YAKUB MD TAIB, DAVID H ISAAC
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Mohamad Nor Berhan
The interest in using natural fibers in composites has increased in recent years due their lightweight, combustible, non-toxic, non-abrasive, low cost and biodegradable properties. In this study, three difference types of kenaf fiber are use in fiber-reinforced composites. The kenaf powder, short kenaf fiber and kenaf textile are use in of different weight percentage are prepared by cool press hand lay-up technique are investigated. A series of tensile tests were also performed to evaluate the effect of their modulus and ultimate tensile stress (UTS). Morphological and structural changes of the fibers were investigated using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). It has been found that very interesting result were the tensile strength are increase by increasing weight percentage in short kenaf fiber and textile kenaf composite, but powder kenaf composite it happen the outer ways. From this study, kenaf textile composite shown the outstanding compared with others test result.