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. Badan Kerjasama Teknik Mesin Indonesia (BKSTM).


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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: Other
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Fakultas Teknik (FT) > Prodi Teknik Mesin
Depositing User: Dr Shirley Savetlana
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2023 01:59
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2023 01:59

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