CHARACTERIZATION OF SAGO PALM-CARBON FIBRE REINFORCED EPOXY HYBRID COMPOSITES

Authors

  • Safinaz Binti Saad Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Suhad D. Salman Mechanical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, Mustansiriyah University, Baghdad, Iraq https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6091-8145
  • Zulkiflle Leman Advanced Engineering Materials and Composites Research Centre, Faculty of Engineering, 43400 Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Munir Faraj Alkbir Facilities Maintenance Engineering, UniKL Malaysian Institute of Industrial Technology (MITEC), Persiaran Sinaran Ilmu, Bandar Seri Alam, 81750 Masai, Johor Darul Takzim, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31272/jeasd.26.6.3

Keywords:

Sago palm fiber, carbon fiber, hybrid composites, mechanical properties

Abstract

Natural fibers are potential alternatives to synthetic fibers.  Sago palm is a new type of natural fiber and has the potential same as other existing natural fibers.  In this study, the mechanical properties of sago palm/carbon fiber reinforced with epoxy hybrids were studied.  Impact tests were conducted to study the impact properties of sago palm-carbon fiber-reinforced X hybrid composites.  The hybrid composites contain woven sago palm fiber and carbon fiber reinforced with epoxy resin produced by the vacuum compaction method. Each sample was prepared with different volume fractions such as 40%, 64%, and 91% of composition sago palm fiber. After the preparation of composite material, mechanical properties tests were studied on the prepared sample. In addition, by using Scanning Electron Microscope Tests, the failure mode is investigated. It can be concluded that 40% of sago palm fiber contains the best impact behavior compared to 64% and 91% of sago palm fiber loading because it’s high in impact resistance.

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Published

2022-11-04

How to Cite

Binti Saad, S. ., Salman, S. D., Leman, Z. ., & Faraj Alkbir, M. . (2022). CHARACTERIZATION OF SAGO PALM-CARBON FIBRE REINFORCED EPOXY HYBRID COMPOSITES. Journal of Engineering and Sustainable Development, 26(6), 23–29. https://doi.org/10.31272/jeasd.26.6.3