Fabrication and testing of bagasse particle reinforced biocomposite

Selvam, R. (2010) Fabrication and testing of bagasse particle reinforced biocomposite. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Bagasse is the residue of sugar cane after the juice extraction process. With the increase in sugar cane plantation due to the demands of sugar milling industry, bagasse is also produced in large quantity. Rather than allowing this large amount of bagasse to go to waste, it is more rational to make good use of this material. In this study, the potential of bagasse to be used as biocomposite’s reinforcement material is analyzed. This is done by analyzing the mechanical properties of the composite. The effect of particle weight fraction towards the mechanical properties of the composite is also analyzed and discussed. To obtain the mechanical properties data of the composite, three mechanical tests were carried out in accordance with ASTM standards. The tensile strength and Young’s modulus value increases with increasing bagasse particle weight fraction. However, the flexural strength and hardness value decreases with increasing bagasse particle weight fraction. The overall outcome is satisfactory as the objective of this study is achieved. There are still a few improvements that can be applied to improve the mechanical properties of the bagasse biocomposite.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2010.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sugarcane, Bagasse, biocomposite, Engineering, 2010, UNIMAS, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, research, undergraduate, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2014 06:31
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2021 08:55
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/4581

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