Impact Strength of HDPE Composites Roofing Panel from Natural Fibre
Nurul Atiqah Mohd Ayob1, Mansur Ahmad2, Syaiful Osman3, Zawawi Ibrahim4
1Nurul Atiqah Mohd Ayob*, Department of Bio-composite, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
2Mansur Ahmad, Department of Bio-composite, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
3Syaiful Osman, Department of Bio-composite, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
4Zawawi Ibrahim, Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), Stesen Penyelidikan Usahasama MPOB/UKM Jalan Sekolah, Pekan Bangi Lama, Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia
Manuscript received on December 15, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 23, 2019. | Manuscript published on January 10, 2020. | PP: 2971-2976 | Volume-9 Issue-3, January 2020. | Retrieval Number: C9204019320/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.C9204.019320
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Abstract: Residues from agricultural waste has increased in demands due to its useful products. This paper will focused on the density and type of fibres effects on roofing panel strength made from natural fibre reinforced HDPE. Natural fibre reinforced HDPE with three different types at different ratios for each composite were prepared in laboratory. Dynatup 9250HV was used to test impact strength of the composite. The impact strength of all composite boards was determined based on the Energy (J) value. Both the density and types of natural fibre have significantly affected the impact strength. Bamboo fibre gave the best impact properties compared to coconut coir and kenaf. There is only slightly difference between impact strength value for bamboo and kenaf which is in the range of 2.76MPa to 3.82MPa. Ratios at fourty (40) gave higher density value and results in better impact strength. In general, there is significantly difference between the ratios among the fibres.
Keywords: Bamboo, Coconut Coir, HDPE, Impact Strength, Impact Behaviour, Kenaf, Reinforced Composite.
Scope of the Article: Composite Materials