Development of Vinyl Ester and Reed Composite Material with Weight Fraction of 10% and Reinforcement at Different Orientations
Composite materials have been used to resolve industrial problems. Considerable attention from the industrial side started in the 1960s with the introduction of polymer-based composite materials. Their advantages such as low weight (density), resistance to corrosion, high strength and low maintenance cost made composite materials an attractive substitute to conventional materials. A new composite material was developed with 10% natural fiber at 0o, 90o and 0/90o orientations resulting in ample improvements in the mechanical properties as compared to previous studies. The sample at 0/90o orientation gives the best results with tensile, tensile strength, tensile elongation and Young's Modulus values of 2458.19N, 4594.5MPA, 4.7% and 23.0 respectively
Keywords:composite material, natural fiber, vinyl ester, REED plant
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