Savetlana, Shirley and Rajaguguk, Tumpal Ojahan and Zhohanes, MZ and Nardianto, Nardianto (2012) Mechanical Properties of Pineapple Fiber and Unidirectional Pineapple Fiber Reinforced Polyester Composite. In: Proceeding Seminar Nasional Tahunan Teknik Mesin XI (SNTTM XI) & Thermofluid IV Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), 16 Oktober 2012, Jogyakarta.


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Nowadays, a lot of preliminary researches on natural fibre composite were carried out to replace composite reinforced by synthetic fibre. The main advantages of this natural fibre composite are the low cost of the raw fibre, environmental friendly, recyclable and high ratio of modulus and density. Pineapple fibre is available as agriculture waste. The tensile properties of pineapple fibre were carried out in order to know the possibility of using this fibre as reinforcement. The pineapple fibre shows an adequate strength of 194.12 MPa. Natural fibre composite with pineapple fibre as a reinforcement in polymer matrix was investigated. The pineapple fibre reinforced polyester composite was produced using a simple technique called hand lay-up technique. To maintain a low cost, the composite was produced without compatibilizer. Tensile test were carried out to investigate the mechanical properties of the composite. The result shows that the tensile strength increases with the particle loading. The scanning electron micrograph shows intermediate compatibility between particle and polyester matrix.

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

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