Performance of crushed fruit pits reinforced epoxy composites under impact loading conditions

Conference paper


Abessalam, Qutaiba and Saidpour, Hossein 2010. Performance of crushed fruit pits reinforced epoxy composites under impact loading conditions. Proceedings of Advances in Computing and Technology, (AC&T) The School of Computing and Technology 5th Annual Conference, University of East London, pp. 110-118
AuthorsAbessalam, Qutaiba and Saidpour, Hossein
TypeConference paper
Abstract

In the past decade, widespread research work has been carried out on the natural fibre
reinforced composite materials used in many applications. Natural fibres are available in large
quantities in nature and can be used to reinforce polymers to obtain light and strong materials. Natural
fibres from plants are beginning to find their way into commercial products in both automotive and
domestic applications. This paper aims to present the results of an investigation into the mechanical
performance of a novel natural fibre composite material developed from the crushed fruit pits (a waste
by-product of any fruits) when used as a reinforcing material for epoxy polymer. The paper will
present all the relevant results of the different tests including impact and scanning electron
microscopy.

KeywordsNatural fibres; commercial products; crushed fruit pits; composite materials; reinforcing material for epoxy polymer
Year2010
ConferenceProceedings of Advances in Computing and Technology, (AC&T) The School of Computing and Technology 5th Annual Conference, University of East London, pp
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Print2010
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Deposited14 Sep 2010
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10552/980
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Abessalam, Q. and Saidpour, H. (2010) ‘Performance of crushed fruit pits reinforced epoxy composites under impact loading conditions.’, Proceedings of Advances in Computing and Technology, (AC&T) The School of Computing and Technology 5th Annual Conference, University of East London, pp.110-118..

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