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

Main Article Content

Baghdad Science Journal

Abstract

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.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

Article Details

How to Cite
1.
Journal BS. Mechanical properties of carrot fiber - epoxy composite: Wafaa A. Hussain | Sewench N. Rafiq. Baghdad Sci.J [Internet]. 2012Jun.3 [cited 2021Jul.28];9(2):335-40. Available from: https://bsj.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/BSJ/article/view/1368
Section
article