Athijayamani, A. and Thiruchitrambalam, M. and Natarajan, U. and Pazhanivel, B. (2010) Influence of Alkali-Treated Fibers on the Mechanical Properties and Machinability of Roselle and Sisal Fiber Hybrid Polyester Composite. POLYMER COMPOSITES.

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In this work, the alkali-treated roselle and sisal fibers were used as reinforcement fillers for thermosetting matrix with aim of obtaining better mechanical properties and machinability of natural fiber hybrid polyester composite. However, their mechanical properties and machinability were compared with untreated fiber composites. The roselle and the sisal fibers were subjected to a 10% sodium hydroxide solution treatment at different duration of 2, 4, 6, and 8 h. Besides, the fractured surfaces of composite specimen were investigated using scanning electron microscopy. Drill hole profiles were analyzed using profile projector and machine vision inspection system. An improvement in strength and stiffness combined with high toughness was achieved by treating the fibers using 10% NaOH solution. POLYM. COMPOS., 31:723–731, 2010. ª 2009 Society of Plastics Engineers

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Electroorganic
Depositing User: ttbdar CECRI
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2012 12:46
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2012 12:46

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