Effect of sodium silicate on the dimensional stability and mechanical behaviour of non-woven flax reinforced acrylic based polyester composites / Mohd Fadli Ahmad Rasyid... [et al.]

Ahmad Rasyid, Mohd Fadli and Salim, Muhamad Saifuddin and Zakaria, Muhammad Razlan and Mad Akil, Hazizan and Mohd Ishak, Zainal Arifin and Ahmad Thirmizir, Mohd Zharif (2018) Effect of sodium silicate on the dimensional stability and mechanical behaviour of non-woven flax reinforced acrylic based polyester composites / Mohd Fadli Ahmad Rasyid... [et al.]. Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE), SI 5 (4). pp. 233-245. ISSN 18235514

Abstract

This paper investigated the effects of Sodium Silicate on the dimensional stability and mechanical behaviour of non-woven flax reinforced acrylic based polyester composites (NWFRAC) with 10, 20 and 30 wt% sodium silicate as filler which have been fabricated using the impregnation method. Water absorption tests were conducted by immersing specimens in a de-ionized water bath at 23 °C for different time durations. The tensile and flexural were investigated before and after water absorption. The percentage of moisture uptake increased as the increasing of sodium silicate content. The tensile and flexural properties of NWFRAC were found to decrease with increase in water uptake. The phase morphology of non-woven flax reinforced acrylic based polyester composites were investigated by using confocal laser microscope model Zeiss LFM 700 MATSEM. Higher sodium silicate content exhibits an irregular structure with many air gaps.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail / ID. Num
Ahmad Rasyid, Mohd Fadlifadliahmadrasyid@gmail.com
Salim, Muhamad SaifuddinUNSPECIFIED
Zakaria, Muhammad RazlanUNSPECIFIED
Mad Akil, HazizanUNSPECIFIED
Mohd Ishak, Zainal ArifinUNSPECIFIED
Ahmad Thirmizir, Mohd ZharifUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > Mechanics applied to machinery. Dynamics
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
Journal: UiTM Journal > Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
ISSN: 18235514
Volume: SI 5
Number: 4
Page Range: pp. 233-245
Item ID: 40203
Uncontrolled Keywords: water absorption, mechanical properties, polyester composites.
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/40203

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