Fracture Properties Investigation of Artocarpus odoratissimus Composite with Polypropylene (PP)Shah MKM1, Sapuan SM2, Al-Fareez Bin-Aslie1, Irma Wani O1 and Sarifudin J1*
- Corresponding Author:
- Sarifudin J
Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaysia
Sabah 88400, Kota Kinabalu Sabah, Malaysia
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Received date: January 23, 2017; Accepted date: February 20, 2017; Published date: February 24, 2017
Citation: Shah MKM, Sapuan SM, Bin-Aslie A, Irma Wani O, Sarifudin J (2017) Fracture Properties Investigation of Artocarpus odoratissimus Composite with Polypropylene (PP). J Appl Mech Eng 6: 255. doi:10.4172/2168-9873.1000255
Copyright: © 2017 Shah MKM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Wood plastic composites (WPC) were done using a matrix of polypropylene (PP) thermoplastic resin with wood fibre from Artocarpus odoratissimus as filler. The purpose of this study is to investigate the fracture properties of Artocarpus odoratissimus composite with PP. The WPC was manufactured by a hot - press technique with varying formulations which are 10:0 (100% pure PP), 50:50 (40 g of wood fibre and 40 g of PP) and 60:40 (48 g of wood fibre and 32 g of PP). The mechanical properties were investigated. Tensile and flexural were carried out according to ASTM D 638 and ASTM D 790. The results were analysed to calculate the tensile strength. Tensile strength at break is ranged from 13.2 N/mm2 to 21.7 N/mm2. While, the flexural strength obtained is varying from 14.7 N/mm2 to 31.1 N/mm2. The results of the experiment showed that tensile and flexural properties of the composite increased with the adding of wood fibre material. Finally, the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), have been done to study the fracture behaviour of the WPC specimens.