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Study of physical, mechanical and thermal properties of unidirectional jute fiber reinforced PVC film composites

Fardausy, A., Kabir, M.A., Kabir, H., Rahman, M.M.ORCID: 0000-0002-6778-7931, Begam, K., Ahmed, F., Hossain, M.A. and Gafur, M.A. (2012) Study of physical, mechanical and thermal properties of unidirectional jute fiber reinforced PVC film composites. International Journal of Advanced Research in Engineering and Technology (IJARET), 3 (2). pp. 267-274.

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Abstract

This paper presents the physical, mechanical and thermal properties of unidirectional jute fiber reinforced polyvinyl chloride (PVC) film composites. Composites (wt % of fiber) of jute fiber reinforced PVC matrix were prepared by compression molding at 160⁰ C. Variable weight ratios of these composites namely 100:0, 95:5, 90:10, 85:15 and 80:20 were prepared and then physical, mechanical and thermal properties were studied. The tensile strength of composites increases with the increase of fiber addition and percentage of elongation at break decreases with increase of fiber addition. Thermal analysis of PVC-jute fiber composites show that thermal degradation of PVC film starts ahead of jute fiber and the degradation of composites was occurring in two stages.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: IAEME
Copyright: © IAEME
Other Information: Article ID: IJARET_03_02_027
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/56355
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