Savetlana, Shirley and Chandra, Berthony (2012) Mechanical Properties of Coconut Shell ParticlesReinforced Polyester Composite. In: Seminar Nasional Energi Terbarukan & Produksi Bersih 2012, 20 Juli 2012, Bandar Lampung.


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The coconut shell particle reinforced polyester composite was produced using a simple technique called hand lay-up. Tensile and flexural testswere carried out to investigate the mechanical properties of the composite. To maintain a low cost, the composite was produced without compatibilizer. The result shows that the tensile and flexural strength increases with the particleloading. The elastic modulus and the strain at failure are high at a certain particle loading. The scanning electron micrograph shows adequate compatibility between particle and polyester matrix. This compatibility is attributed to the strength of the polyester/CS composite.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Depositing User: Dr Shirley Savetlana
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2017 02:18
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2017 02:18

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