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Investigation of the Mechanical Properties of Palm Kernel Fiber Reinforced with Waste Water Sachet (Polyethylene) Composite Material

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An investigation was carried out to produce a composite material of palm kernel fibre and empty water sachet (polyethylene). The percentage composition of the fibre was varied likewise the matrix the reinforcing material was varied from 5 wt. % to 20 wt. %. The materials were heated and poured in a mould. Mechanical properties of the composites were tested and determined. Impact Strength of the materials gave prime information on possible application of the developed material. After the analysis, It was verified that tensile strength decreased with filler loading and the material with 10 wt. % of palm kernel fibre developed a better mechanical property following its high tensile strength and impact strength and thus material will be most useful were strength to weight ratio is needed.

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International Journal of Engineering and Technologies (Volume 17)
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43-51
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O. Obiukwu et al., "Investigation of the Mechanical Properties of Palm Kernel Fiber Reinforced with Waste Water Sachet (Polyethylene) Composite Material", International Journal of Engineering and Technologies, Vol. 17, pp. 43-51, 2019
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May 2019
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