Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2017, Page: 149-153
Evaluation of Tensile Strength of Jute Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene Composite
Tazdik Patwary Plateau, Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Received: Oct. 9, 2017;       Accepted: Oct. 24, 2017;       Published: Nov. 24, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.am.20170606.15      View  2690      Downloads  170
Natural fiber (such as flax, hemp, jute, kenaf, etc.) reinforced polymer resin composites are biodegradable composites as they are using fibers from renewable sources. It is also better than synthetic fibers (such as glass, carbon, ceramic fibers, etc.) in a sense of environmental cause. In this research work, jute fiber reinforced polypropylene matrix composites have been developed using hot compression molding technique. Various process parameters are used such as fiber condition (untreated and alkali treated), fiber sizes (1, 2 and 4 mm) and percentages (5%, 10% and 15% by weight) in this research work. Tensile test and optical microscopy are used for characterization. Effect of tensile strength has a linear relation with fiber size and fiber percentage but after a certain size and percentage, the tensile strength shows an inverse relation with the fiber length and fiber percentage. There is no significant change has been observed for treated and untreated jute fiber reinforcement.
Natural Fiber, Jute Fiber, Polypropylene, Composite, Tensile Strength
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Tazdik Patwary Plateau, Evaluation of Tensile Strength of Jute Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene Composite, Advances in Materials. Vol. 6, No. 6, 2017, pp. 149-153. doi: 10.11648/j.am.20170606.15
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