Mechanical properties of carrot fiber - epoxy composite Wafaa A. Hussain | Sewench N. Rafiq

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Baghdad Science Journal


Interest has largely centered on the use of plant fibers to reinforce plastics, because these fibers are abundant and cheap. Carrot fibers (Curran) have been extracted from carrot, left over from carrot juice manufacture. The fibers of two sizes fine (50<µm) and coarse (100-150 µm) have been mixed with epoxy in four levels of loading (10, 20, 30, 40 wt %) respectively. Impact test, shore d hardness test and three point bending test of epoxy and carrot fiber-epoxy composites samples have been determined. The impact strength values of samples prepared with fine and coarse fibers increased as compared with pure epoxy sample. Hardness values increased, and the Young’s modulus values decreased with fiber content of both sizes.


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Journal BS. Mechanical properties of carrot fiber - epoxy composite: Wafaa A. Hussain | Sewench N. Rafiq. Baghdad Sci.J [Internet]. 2012 Jun. 3 [cited 2022 Nov. 30];9(2):335-40. Available from: