Dynamic Young's Modulus and Dimensional Stability of Batai Tropical Wood Impregnated with Polyvinyl Alcohol

Islam, M.S. and Hamdan, S. and Rahman, M.R. and Jusoh, Ismail and Ibrahim, N.F (2010) Dynamic Young's Modulus and Dimensional Stability of Batai Tropical Wood Impregnated with Polyvinyl Alcohol. Journal of Scientific Research 2 (2), 227-236 (2010).

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Abstract

Batai tropical wood (paraserianthes molllccana) was impregnated with three levels of poly vinyl alcohol (PVA) solutions (25%,50% and 75%) and the dynanlic Young's modulus, water absorption and dimensional stability of the manufactured wood polymer composites (WPC) were assessed. The modified wood polymer composites (WPC) were characterized by microstructural analysis (Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy) and free-free vibration testing. The dynanllc Young's modulus (Ed) was calculated using the free-free flexural vibration method. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy indicated the absorption bands of raw wood to be 1627 cm,l due to carbonyl stretching and WPC show increased absorption band near 1733 cm'l. WPC of 75% PYA solution exhibited improved dimensional stability and lower water absorption. The manufactured WPC yielded a higher Young's modulus compared with the raw one.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wood polymer composite; Tropical wood; Non-destructive testing, 2010, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS, universiti, university, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education, undergraduate, research
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2014 03:26
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2015 02:12
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/2139

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