Study on suitability of beting bamboo for bamboo aluminum sandwich composite / Syaiful Osman

Osman, Syaiful (2014) Study on suitability of beting bamboo for bamboo aluminum sandwich composite / Syaiful Osman. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.


Environmental awareness is increasing globally and the demand for composite materials that possessed ‘green’ characteristic such as degradability and recyclability along with excellent mechanical and physical properties are also increased. Bamboo being a type of grass that is commonly available almost in every part of the world can be a suitable candidate. The main objective of this study is to determine the suitability of Beting bamboo (Gigantochloa thoii) as a raw material for bamboo-aluminum sandwich composites fabrication. Prior to that, the evaluation of physical and mechanical properties of Beting bamboo such as specific gravity, equilibrium moisture content, flexural and compression strength and stiffness, pH, buffering capacity and wettability were carried out. Additionally, surface properties of modified aluminum alloy and bamboo surface treated using silane coupling agent in water medium and also the adhesive shear strength between the bamboo-bamboo laminate and bamboo-aluminum laminate were also conducted. Prototype of bamboo-bamboo aluminum composites was prepared in the laboratory and the mechanical properties of the composites were also evaluated. It was concluded from the study that the prototype of composites exhibit good mechanical properties and Beting bamboo was technically suitable as a raw materials for fabrication of composites products although the specific gravity was found to be higher than other woody materials. The output of this research might contribute in development of green composites materials to meet the demand of rapidly rising market demand for green composites.


Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
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Osman, Syaiful
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering. Civil engineering > Materials of engineering and construction
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Applied Sciences
Programme: Master of Science
Keywords: Beting Bamboo; Bamboo Aluminum Sandwich Composite; Green composites.
Date: 2014
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