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A Study On Mechanical And Thermal Properties Of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Glass Fiber Composites

Mahmud, Nur Fatin Filzati (2014) A Study On Mechanical And Thermal Properties Of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Glass Fiber Composites. IRC, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. (Unpublished)

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The effects of glass fiber addition on mechanical and thermal properties of high density polyethylene (HDPE) glass fiber composites were studied. HDPE pellets were obtained from PT Lotte Chemical Titan along with chopped strand glass fiber mat, and the synthesis of neat samples and composites were carried out following the mix formulation of 10% wt., 15% wt. and 20% wt. of glass fibers. The properties of the synthesized samples were studied by characterization analysis, mechanical testing and thermal decompostition analysis. It was found that the 20% wt. HDPE glass fiber composites obtained the highest value for tensile strength and modulus, which were 38.83 N/mm2 and 5000000 kN/m2,, respectively. However, the percentage of elongation portrays an inverse pattern, with the 20% HDPE glass fiber composites only showing an elongation of 13.7%, compared to neat HDPE with elongation of 46.3%. Furthermore, the decomposition temperature of 20% wt. HDPE glass fiber composites marked the highest, which was 435°C. Based on SEM analysis, the differences in microstructure for different ranges of glass fibers used were observed, along with the disintegration of glass fibers that occured at samples’ failure points.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Chemical Engineering - Separation Process
Subject: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Engineering > Chemical
Depositing User: Ahmad Suhairi Mohamed Lazim
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2015 11:37
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:36
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/14506

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