Mechanical Properties of Rice Husk Fiiled Cashew Nut Shell Liquid Resin Composites

Michael Ikpi Ofem, Muneer Umar, Friday Aje Ovat

Abstract


The need to have composite materials that are renewable has lead to materials scientists researching on natural fibres. To minimize environmental pollution research into rice husk has been on for a period of time now. In this research cashew nut resin reinforced rice husk composite was fabricated at different particle sizes and different filler loading. The present study reveals that both filler loading and particle size can affect the tensile strength, young modulus, strain at failure, flexural strength, and impact strength. As the % filler content increases all particle sizes (400µm, 600µm and 800µm) shows a quadratic relationship except % elongation at failure which tends to be linear at 400µm. As particle size increases all % filler content shows quadratic relationship which tends to be linear. As particle sizes increases impact strength for 10 and 30% shows a linear equation while 20% shows a quadratic relationship which tends to be linear. In general, RH/CNSR composite could be considered as a potential source of low cost, natural fibre for composites.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/jmsr.v1n4p89

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