Effects of processing conditions on the mechanical and water absorption properties of resin transfer moulded kenaf fibre reinforced polyester composite laminates.

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Rassmann, S.
dc.contributor.author Reid, R.G.
dc.contributor.author Paskaramoorthy, S.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-21T14:19:13Z
dc.date.available 2016-11-21T14:19:13Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11
dc.identifier.citation Rassmann, S., Reid, R. G. and Paskaramoorthy, R. 2010. Effects of processing conditions on the mechanical and water absorption properties of resin transfer moulded kenaf fibre reinforced polyester composite laminates. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 41(11), pp. 1612-1619. DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2010.07.009 en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1359-835X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/21464
dc.description.abstract This paper focuses on the mechanical and water absorption properties of kenaf fibre reinforced polyester laminates manufactured by resin transfer moulding. Varying processing conditions were considered as alternatives to fibre treatments, thereby potentially avoiding additional cost and complexity in the manufacturing process. Laminates were produced by altering fibre moisture content, mould temperature and mould pressure following injection. Tensile, flexural, impact and water absorption tests were conducted. Processing conditions were found to have little effect on properties except for pressurisation which increased tensile and flexural strength and decreased water absorption at low fibre volume fractions. Examinations using a scanning electron microscope showed that all the laminates failed by fibre pull-out. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Elsevier en_ZA
dc.rights ©2010. Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Notice: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing. en_ZA
dc.subject Kenaf fibre en_ZA
dc.subject Fibre/matrix bond en_ZA
dc.subject Mechanical testing en_ZA
dc.subject Resin transfer moulding en_ZA
dc.subject RTM en_ZA
dc.subject Manufacturing process en_ZA
dc.subject Mould temperature en_ZA
dc.subject Thermal properties en_ZA
dc.subject Fibre volume fraction en_ZA
dc.title Effects of processing conditions on the mechanical and water absorption properties of resin transfer moulded kenaf fibre reinforced polyester composite laminates. en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA
dc.journal.volume 41 en_ZA
dc.journal.title Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian MvdH2016 en_ZA
dc.citation.doi 10.1016/j.compositesa.2010.07.009 en_ZA
dc.citation.epage 1619 en_ZA
dc.citation.issue 11 en_ZA
dc.description.url http://www.journals.elsevier.com/composites-part-a-applied-science-and-manufacturing en_ZA
dc.citation.spage 1612 en_ZA


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search WIReDSpace


Browse

My Account