Effect of Multi-walled Carbon Nanotube on Mechanical Properties of Kenaf/Polypropylene Composites / Zakaria Razak...[et al.]

Razak, Zakaria and Sulong, Abu Bakar and Muhamad, Norhamidi and Md Radzi, Mohd. Khairol Fadzly and Tholibon, Dulina and Tharazi, Izdihar and Ismail, Nur Farhani (2017) Effect of Multi-walled Carbon Nanotube on Mechanical Properties of Kenaf/Polypropylene Composites / Zakaria Razak...[et al.]. Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE), SI 3 (1). pp. 107-117. ISSN 18235514


Kenaf fibre has a high potential to be used for composite reinforcement in hybrid composites. It has been varying combinations of physical and mechanical properties, such as low cost, low density, high strength and stiffness. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are encouraging additives for polymer composites due to their excellent special mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties. The compounded samples were organized into test specimens by injection moulding machine. The composites contained 1, 2, 3 and 4 wt% multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT). The purpose of this study is to investigate the mechanical properties of kenaf core fibre with a weight fraction of 30 wt% and varying weight fraction of MWCNT. The injection moulding technique is used to prepare the composite specimens for tensile, flexural and impact tests in accordance to the ASTM D638, ASTM D790 and ASTM D256 respectively. The optimum properties have been observed at MWCNT 3 wt% with the impact strength of, 8.512Kj/m2, tensile strength, 23.447 MPa, Young’s modulus, 1865.950 MPa, flexural strength, 36.728MPa and a flexural modulus, 1826.121 MPa.


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Razak, Zakaria
Sulong, Abu Bakar
Muhamad, Norhamidi
Md Radzi, Mohd. Khairol Fadzly
Tholibon, Dulina
Tharazi, Izdihar
Ismail, Nur Farhani
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
ISSN: 18235514
Volume: SI 3
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 107-117
Keywords: Carbon nanotubes (CNTs); multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT); varying weight fraction
Date: 2017
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/38534
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