Fabrication and Characterization of Kevlar Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene Based Composite for Civil Applications
Advances in Materials
Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2018, Pages: 105-110
Received: Sep. 25, 2018;
Accepted: Oct. 19, 2018;
Published: Nov. 6, 2018
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Md. Saddam Hossain, Institute of Radiation and Polymer Technology, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Md. Sahadat Hossain, Institute of Radiation and Polymer Technology, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Md. Mostafizur Rahman, Institute of Radiation and Polymer Technology, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
A. M. Sarwaruddin Chowdhury, Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Ruhul A. Khan, Institute of Radiation and Polymer Technology, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Composite is one of the most widely used materials because of their adaptability to different situations. Composites have gained popularity in high performance products to take harsh loading conditions such as, tails, wings, propellers, scull hulls because of their low costs, ease in designing and production of functional parts etc. Selection of the materials for fabricating composites was made from the final nature of the component, the volume required, apart from cost effectiveness and mechanical strength. In this study, It was envisioned to develop Kevlar fiber reinforced polypropylene based composites for structural components and systems with better strength, serviceability, durability and cost effectiveness. Composites of Kevlar and polypropylene (PP) barring five total fiber percentages (5, 10, 20, 30 and 40% by weight) were prepared by compression molding technique. The molded composite specimens were characterized by physical, mechanical and thermal properties. The highest change in tensile strength (TS) and elastic modulus (EM) were 550% and 140% respectively comparative to the matrix materials and 40% fiber containing composites. The analysis results were supported by scanning electron microscope images. However, based on the SEM image of the fracture surface, it was found that the interfacial interaction between the matrix and fiber was moderate.
Md. Saddam Hossain,
Md. Sahadat Hossain,
Md. Mostafizur Rahman,
A. M. Sarwaruddin Chowdhury,
Ruhul A. Khan,
Fabrication and Characterization of Kevlar Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene Based Composite for Civil Applications, Advances in Materials.
Vol. 7, No. 4,
2018, pp. 105-110.
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